Why Forestry? Here's what our students say ...
It's one thing for us to tell you why attending East Mississippi Community College is a good idea.
It's another for our students to tell you why they chose EMCC and how it worked out. So, here are some links to stories from Lion Country, told by the students who lived them.
|First thought: Yeah, I definitely want go to school here!
Tyler Henslee graduated from EMCC with an Associate’s Degree in Forestry Technology in May 2013. He plans to continue his education at Mississippi State University. His inspiration comes from his dad, who is also a forester, and Tyler’s career goal is to operate his own forestry consultant business.
Down economy … and I couldn’t find a job in my field
Mariposa Pigott had been laid off and recently divorced when she enrolled at EMCC. She graduated in May 2013 with an Associate’s Degree in Forestry Technology: “A lot of us, OK most of us, have grown up enjoying the outdoors ... If you love learning and want to take care of your natural surroundings, then this is the best place to come.”
Why EMCC? I was laid off from Intel Corporation ...
David Williams graduated from EMCC's Forestry Technology program in spring 2011. When Intel laid him off, he decided to pursue a new career in something he loved: "I was raised on a big farm in Michigan and love being outdoors. I always told myself I would not be happy sitting behind a desk, but, working for Intel, that is where I ended up."
Why EMCC? My roommate told me about it!
Greg Guy is a spring 2012 graduate of EMCC's forestry program. "I love the outdoors and anything to do with the outdoors," he said. "My grandfather told me long ago that, when I chose a career, I had better choose one doing something I love." In this story, Greg takes a look at what he's accomplished ... and what comes next.