Student Profiles

Pathway to a College Professor

August 11, 2020

Nickole Rosalez didn’t intend to be SPSCC’s 2020 student commencement speaker. But when she found out English professor Corrie Martin nominated her for the "most changed student," it made her think about submitting her application for student speaker. The nomination meant a lot to Nickole because of how she began her journey at SPSCC.

“I started in the High School+ program," Nickole recalled. "It felt so good to finish [high school], I wanted to keep accomplishing things."

Spotlight Series on International Students: Lucas Lee

May 20, 2020

We’re shining a spotlight on some of our international students. With this Q&A series you’ll get to know these students through their own words. They’re sharing their experiences, why they chose SPSCC, and what their goals are. 

Our first Q&A is from Lucas Lee, an international student from Korea. 

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Pathway to Pediatrician: A Running Start Story

May 13, 2020

Deena Benmouloud is a 17-year-old Running Start student via Capital High School, something she has wanted to do since middle school. “I was excited to start the college experience early on and be able to get a head start on life. It was the best decision I have ever made and changed my life.”

Building Toward a Future in Education

May 11, 2020

Isaac Zhang first came to SPSCC as an international student from China in fall 2018. By the following Fall Quarter, he took his experience to the next level and became a peer mentor for other international students.

“There’s a lot of isolation and loneliness that students face,” the 18-year-old student explained about his decision to become a peer mentor. “Students are away from their friends, their families, their country, and the culture they know.”


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