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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.

Bridget Bell, 2008 graduate, went on to earn M.A. at De Paul University.

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.

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

Joanne Gerlach, returning adult student in horticulture.

John Brown, graduated in 2014 with an A.A. in English. He is now majoring in political science and communications at Lake Forest College.

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.

Keith Berman, 2013 graduate, transferred to the University of Illinois, where he graduated in 2015 with B.A. degrees in psychology and communications; he is now pursuing a master's degree in communications.

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.

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.

Melissa Mara, 2015 graduate; participated in overseas field study trip to Peru; now majoring in environmental geosciences at the University of Wisconsin-Parkside.

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.

Robin Rush, earned a phlebotomy technician certificate in 2014 and is now pursuing an A.A.S. degree in nursing at CLC.

Rose Anne DeLeon, 2007 graduate; earned bachelor’s degree in communication from Northeastern Illinois University; now a copy editor.

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.

Sara Obenchain, 2012 graduate, transferred to Northern Illinois University to major in business.

Shahram Raoff, transferred to the University of Illinois-Chicago to major in biology; accepted to dental school at the University of Pennsylvania.

Sofia Korionova, attended CLC from 2012 to 2014, is majoring in applied mathematics-economics at Brown University in Rhode Island.

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.