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What Students Say About CLC

Read our student blogs for first-hand insights about what it’s like to be a student at the College of Lake County.

What is it like to attend the College of Lake County? The best way to know is through what our students and graduates say. Read the first-hand accounts of students of different ages and backgrounds.

Aaron Spivey, 2015 graduate, transferred to North Central College; majoring in exercise science; former member of CLC men’s cross country team.

Alexa Laird, 2014 graduate, transferred to the University of Wisconsin-Parkside; plans to go to graduate school in psychology.

Brandon Moy, graduated in 2014 with an Associate in Engineering Science degree; he is now a mechanical engineering major at the Illinois Institute of Technology.

Charita Martin, working on an A.A.S. degree in HVAC engineering technology. Her goal is to be a self-employed energy auditor.

Cindy Osorio, international student.

Fanni Lakatos, transferred to Purdue University, to study biochemistry.

Hannah Woods, 2013 graduate, transferred to Purdue University to study materials science and engineering.

Itzel Hernandez, transferred to National Louis University in 2014.

Jennifer Behl, a career changer who earned an A.A.S. in nursing in 2010, also earned a bachelor's degree in nursing from the University of Illinois-Chicago in 2015 and is now an ER nurse.

Jessica Atchison, 2013 graduate; graduated from Lake Forest College in 2015.

Joanne Gerlach, returning adult student in horticulture.

Juliet Brophy, Ph.D., is a paleoanthropologist and assistant professor in the department of geography and anthropology at Louisiana State University.

Justina Kukla, a 2014 graduate, is a tax assistant and is majoring in finance at Northeastern Illinois University.

Kedric Mabon, earned GED in 2008; completed transfer courses; now working on a bachelor's degree in Christian ministry, with a minor in music, from Trinity International University.

Kendall Welton, 2014 graduate, transferring to Concordia University in Wisconsin to major in nursing.

Kiley Niemeyer, earned an Associate in Engineering Science degree in 2015 and is now attending Northern Illinois University; he is majoring in mechanical engineering with emphasis on mechatronics and robotics.

Luis Bettasso, a fleet coordinator for the City of North Chicago, plans to earn an A.A.S. in automotive technology in 2016.

Lydia Wells, 2013 graduate; graduated from Lake Forest College, 2015; currently an English instructor at Lake Forest Academy.

Madalina Roscan-Guzman, mother of four; 2013 CLC graduate who transferred to Lake Forest College; graduated from Lake Forest College in 2015 with a B.A. in English.

Marcelo Vega, 2014 graduate, A.A. psychology, certificate in wellness coaching.

Markise Jackson, graduated in 2015 with an A.A. degree and is now an elementary education major at Illinois State University.

Mary Tsakadze, Student Ambassador; member of women’s tennis team.

Mike Caplan, a 1982 graduate, later earned a B.S. in mass communications from Illinois State University and a broadcast meteorology certificate from Mississippi State University. With three decades of experience in television news, Mike is now a meteorologist at Fox 32 Chicago (WFLD-TV).

Nitin Tangellamudi, who attended CLC as part of the Engineering Pathways program, is now an industrial engineering major at the University of Illinois.

Prentiss Grant, a 2013 graduate, earned a B.S. in business administration from Northern Illinois University in 2015 and is now a sales representative for Anderson Pest Solutions in Libertyville.

Ramsha Mall, graduated from CLC in 2013 with an A.A. in business. She also earned a B.A. in logistics, materials and supply chain management from Elmhurst College in 2015, with a minor international business. She is now a sales and account management intern for C.H. Robinson, a Minnesota-based, third-party logistics provider.

Sally E. Fleissner, 2013 graduate; earned a B.A. in paralegal studies from Roosevelt University in 2014 and is now a paralegal intern at the office of the Cook County public defender.

Samara Giron is enrolled in the Mechatronics technology certificate program and plans to graduate in 2016.

Scott Segel, a Navy veteran, is now pursuing an A.A.S. in networking administration/security.

Stephen Cartwright, 2011 graduate; earned a bachelor’s degree in business management and is studying for a master’s degree in divinity at Trinity International University, where he also serves as assistant residence director.

Tijuana Ewing earned a certificate in mechatronics technology in 2015 while raising two children and working as a security guard.

Victoria Moran earned two A.A.S. degrees, one in hospitality and culinary management in 2015, and another in baking and pastry arts in 2016. She plans to work full time as a baker.