Browse By

On the Spot – Feb. 12, 2014

How has Chemeketa changed your life?

By Brad Bakke
Joey Wilson
Second-year programming studentJoey Wilson, second-year programming student
Joey Wilson, second-year programming student
“It’s called student loan debt. Actually, I have not taken any loans. Chemeketa has opened a lot of opportunities that I did not know existed, in my known  universe. I did not think going for a degree in computer programming would have me doing community service and student leadership. I feel like I have learned [grown]just as much outside of the class room as inside.”

Roger Payne
Second-year AAOT student
Roger Payne, second-year AAOT student
Roger Payne, second-year AAOT student
“Wow, it has made me play better, work harder to accomplish my goals. It makes me feel “Old”. Generally, I am the oldest person in my classes. It has me much more focused.”

Pat Thomas
First-year hospitality and tourism studentPat Thomas,first-year hospitality and tourism student.
Pat Thomas,first-year hospitality and tourism student.
 “It has allowed me to get the education I always wanted. I am taking advantage of the military educational benefits, while they last. This may be my last term with military benefits.”

 Jesse James Tyson
first-year Business administration and welding studentJesse James Tyson, first-year Business administration and welding student
Jesse James Tyson, first-year Business administration and welding student
 “So far it has taught me to believe the old saying ‘to believe, to achieve you can become.’ As an individual you can achieve and become. It has made me more punctual.”

Bronze Statue
Long-time associates of applied sciences studentBronze Statue, Long-time associates of applied sciences student
Bronze Statue,
Long-time associates of applied sciences student

 “I have grown a lot, Before coming to Chemeketa I was just a bronze ingot. Look at me know I have all these great boos constantly in my hands, ready to be looked at. I am surrounded by people some are friendly, some scare me, generally they leave me alone. Not to long a I had someone jump on my back to have their picture taken. I think I maybe popular, if not famous. The one and only thing I feel I have not achieved  is…well this is kind of embarrassing. I don’t have a name.” 

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *