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Why EMCC? Family first, college second ... that was the plan

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Why EMCC? Family first, college second ... that was the plan









Candance Sanders


Golden Triangle campus

Spring 2011 graduate

From Starkville, Miss.​


How I got here:
I’m not a traditional student. I’ve been married for eight years and we have three beautiful children. I’ve known from a very young age that I wanted to be a high school math teacher. I just decided to start a family before I finished my degree. With my husband’s support, I finally decided to go back to school. It was a major challenge for me, because I’m not the age of the normal college student. East Mississippi Community College helped give me the confidence I needed to succeed, and the knowledge I needed to move on to a university.

What I’m doing:
I have always been interested in math. I remember when I was in grade school and in high school, I was so excited about going to my math classes. EMCC definitely helped me with my career path. The counselors, advisors and instructors are amazing. They make you feel like they really care about your future.

What’s next:
After I graduate, I plan to attend Mississippi State University. There I will get my Bachelor’s Degree. But I don’t want to want to stop there. I plan to get my Master’s Degree there also.  After I do that, I want to start out teaching high school math and possibly, one day, move on to teach at a community ​college.
My advice to EMCC students:  
Take advantage of all the college has to offer. EMCC has many organizations that could help you achieve your career goal. I’m a Phi Theta Kappa member, and I love it. Being a member of this club has given me an advantage for when I attend MSU this fall.  Work hard and, no matter how difficult it may be sometimes, don’t give up. Anything worth having is worth the hard work.

More information:

  • Explore the EMCC Class Schedule.

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    register early, you'll thank yourself later!

  • For more information about preparing for university transfer at EMCC, call the Counseling Center at the Golden Triangle campus at (662) 243-2614, or at the Scooba campus at (662) 476-5085.


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