SINGLE PARENT STARTS NURSING CAREER
Brook first came to West Virginia Northern Community College in 2014 to attain a certificate as a Certified Medical Administrative Assistant. She graduated in the fall of 2015 and decided that she wanted to expand her education and pursue a degree in nursing.
"At this time, I was financially drained," Brook said. "I am a single parent of three children, and had barely made it through the last year, but I knew I needed to do this. I was able to work through the work-study program and applied for and was granted various scholarships."
She said scholarships helped greatly, but the funds provided by the WVNCC Foundation through the emergency assistance program are truly what "kept her head above water."
Brook graduated from the nursing program in the summer of 2017.
"As I look back today as a graduate nurse, I am still amazed at my accomplishments," she said. "I know I could not have gotten here without the grace of God and the help from the WVNCC Foundation."