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Summer Classes Keep Student on Track
Hometown: Fremont, Neb.
Career Goals: Earn a Bachelor of Science degree
and become a labor and delivery nurse
Hobbies: Playing softball, shopping, hanging out
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."