Amona Rite Donald
Amona Rite Donald
“I feel like as international students we can't seem to win. It's either why are you using our resources and leaving or, if I stay here, why are you using our resources and taking jobs that are meant for the American people? And so we struggle with this rhetoric of like, OK, do I belong? Or do I not belong?”
Amona Rite Donald
affordability
international students
Caledon Johnston
Caledon Johnston
“Emergency grants were a lifeline for me - when I received the grant, I was at the end of my rope.”
Caledon Johnston
affordability
Karina Villeda
Karina Villeda
Karina Villeda is a mother, student, and future lawyer. Karina grew up surrounded by diversity, and saw her community interacting with the law in many ways.
Karina Villeda
affordability
student parent
Dame Gamada, courtesy of DCTC
Dame Gamada
Dame Gamada grew up in Ethiopia, and immigrated to the United States in 2015, seeking greater opportunities and his own version of the American Dream.
Dame Gamada
immigration
leadership
Henri Mingo
Henri Mingo
“I’m trying to take these challenges in stride. I know that I won’t be in college forever, and I want to enjoy the good things about being a student, like being in senate and connecting with other students.”
Henri Mingo
mental health
affordability
Nezzie Garcia
Nezzie Garcia
Innezz “Nezzie” Garcia’s employer - a busy, understaffed surgery center in the Twin Cities - recently offered her a promotion. But, it came with a catch. To accept it, she would need to go back to school to become a Certified Nursing Assistant, or CNA.
Nezzie Garcia
affordability
Alex Trebesch
Alex Trebesch
“College was never in the plans for me. I didn’t even think I was going to graduate high school.”
Alex Trebesch
mental health
affordability
Ladan Abdi and her two daughters
Ladan Abdi
Century College student Ladan Abdi is a refugee, mother, and future nurse.
Ladan Abdi
student parent
scholarship
Philip Krzyszton standing next to vintage plane
Philip Krzyszton
Philip Krzyszton grew up in rural Wisconsin and developed a love of aviation early on when a neighboring farmer shared his passion for planes.
Philip Krzyszton
scholarship