by Staphany Cedillo, one of our spring student bloggers
To you I owe:
Attending two fall semesters, two spring semesters, two summer terms, one wintermester, and one flex term.
Having a free DART pass and riding the train to El Centro.
Joining Phi Theta Kappa and attending the Texas Regional Convention in El Paso.
Taking a painting course and presenting a self-portrait at my local library as a community artist.
Attending a performance by the Mesquite Symphony Orchestra at Brookhaven.
Seeing school plays: Much Ado About Nothing, Sherlock Holmes, Tres(3), Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and 4.48 Psychosis.
Performing in the El Centro Drama Club’s “The Actor’s Nightmare.”
Seeing a presentation by Dr. Jorge Huerta about Teatro Chicana/o and achieving social justice.
Taking an Intro to Criminal Justice class field trip to see and discuss End of Watch with an actual retired police chief.
Attending a Chris Guillebeau lecture and being inspired to become an entrepreneur with his book The $100 Startup.
Taking a pledge on Earth Day to reduce the amount of plastic I throw away.
Applying for an internship at the Trinity River Audubon Center.
And, most importantly, to you I owe earning my credits to transfer and continuing my college education with the experience and the knowledge I’ve received both inside and outside of the classroom.
A soon to be DCCCD/El Centro graduate