Student Spotlight Archive

Marine Veteran Has Accounting Future Mapped Out

A few years ago, Eduardo Sereno carried rifles and automatic weapons as a Marine Corps infantryman. A few years from now, he hopes to be carrying financial balances as a Certified Public Accountant. Sereno, 25, is in

Dead-end Job Leads to New Medical Career Path

The end of a 10-year medical transcription job contract turned out to be good news for Kristin Bast. Through Internet searches, she learned of the high demand for certified medical coders and knew that was what she

Criminal Justice Student Seeks Career to Help People

by Eric Jensen Taylor McGrew is a self-described “police department brat,” so it’s no surprise the Port Lavaca resident is pursuing an Associate of Applied Science degree in criminal justice at Victoria College. She was inspired by

Busy PTA Student Loves Being Active with Her Patients

by Eric Jensen When Victoria College student Anna Catherine Adamek first entered the Physical Therapist Assistant Program, she thought of a job working with children. However, after discovering the many facets of PTA, she realized she likes

Respiratory Care Program Inspires Student to ‘Want To Do More’

by Eric Jensen Victoria native Jim McCulloch gave college a try, worked in restaurants, and gave guitar lessons. He married and began a family but then realized he wanted to do something more with his life. He

Fire Academy Student Wants to Help Save Lives

by Eric Jensen Lucy Avila came to evening class dressed to learn. She wore a heavy coat and padded pants equipped with reflector strips, gloves, an air mask with air tanks strapped to her back, and a