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Juniors discuss CC journey

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 “My experience here has been eye-opening and makes me understand the purpose of a liberal arts college and what it means to be part of a community.” – Layal Issa, junior double major in political science and public affairs.

 

Melvonia Taylor: “Columbia College has allowed me to expand my knowledge of journalism and photography and has taught me valuable leadership and professional skills.” Taylor, a native of Batesburg-Leesville, is a double major in media writing and public relations with a minor in applied computing-media writing track. Taylor is the Columbia College Student Government Association public relations and activities officer for her class and Kingdom Glory College Ministry’s public relations coordinator. Currently, she works at Tutor Eau Claire Dyslexia Resource Center as their photojournalism and public relations intern. When asked what impact CC has made on her, she stated, “I now have a greater sense of women empowerment and leadership.” Senior year plans for Taylor are having another internship and applying for graduate school.

Kathleen “Mary” Odom: “I love Columbia College. It is my home. It has become a safe place and haven for me.” Odom is an elementary education major and hails from Goose Creek, South Carolina. She aspires to be the Education Superintendent of South Carolina. Odom, who is a former substitute teacher at Children’s Garden at College Place United Methodist Church, currently serves as a desk assistant in the residence halls.

Layal Issa: a double major in political science and public affairs, minors in computer and information science. Issa is an international student from Lebanon. While at Columbia College, Issa serves as a Student Success Leader and Student Alumni Ambassador. She is the Muslim Student Association public relations and activities officer, member of the college’s leadership society, Omicron Delta Kappa, and vice president of the International Studies Association.  When asked how CC has impacted her, she stated, “I have become mature and gained awareness and knowledge about women’s rights and the struggle faced in attainment of anything, and lastly I have made friends from all seven continents of the world.”

Kaela Hill: Hill is a native of Beech Island, South Carolina and a junior majoring in Speech Language Pathology with a leadership minor. She is a shot-put thrower for Indoor and Outdoor Track and Field. Hill also participates in the college’s community as the junior class president of the college’s Student Government Association and treasurer of Sertoma Club. She will serve as Columbia College’s student body president for the 2018-19 academic year. As she moves into her senior year, Hill plans to attain SLPA certification and make an effort to balance personal life, work and school. “There is always a hurdle, but you have to get to the finish line.”

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