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Shelby Miller

Vital Stats

Age: 18

Hometown: Fremont, Neb.

Career Goals: Earn a Bachelor of Science degree and become a labor and delivery nurse

Hobbies: Playing softball, shopping, hanging out with friends.

Why She's an MCC Student: "It's a really good experience. It's perfect for me."

University of Nebraska–Omaha (UNO) Nursing student Shelby Miller hopes to one day care for women and their newborn infants. Ever since she was a high school student, MCC has been there to help her work toward that goal.

Miller started earning college credit in high school through the CollegeNOW! program, which offers college courses at half-price tuition for Nebraska high school students. Those credits transfer to dozens of four-year colleges and universities in Nebraska and the Midwest. "[Students] get the hands-on experience, teachers know them by name," she said. "If they want to get their general classes out of the way and go to a university, all their classes will transfer over." This summer, Miller is back at MCC taking general education classes that will help her earn a Bachelor of Science degree at UNO. Taking advantage of the transferable, convenient courses and low cost was a no-brainer.

"At MCC I know I'll be able to accomplish my goal and get my degree," she said. "I'm basically way ahead of everybody, and that makes me feel kind of good about myself."

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