Amy Kolesnik, Business Administration

photo by Matt Carlin

photo by Matt Carlin

Honors scholarship and foundation scholarship recipient Amy Kolesnik, of Ambler, praises the College as the reason for her success. Kolesnik was looking for a college that was both top notch and financially practical and found that Montgomery County Community College was her perfect fit.

“I am incredibly thankful for the generosity of scholarship donors,” Kolesnik says. “These scholarships are helping me not only pay for my education at MCCC, but are also helping me save for my next two years at another college.”

As part of both the Honors Club and Phi Theta Kappa (Honors Society), Kolesnik has found her place at the College both welcoming and inspiring.

“The Honors Club is a great way to meet friends and make connections while also engaging in community service and academically enriching projects. The students in the Honors Club make up a really close family.”

Because of her achievements at the College, Kolesnik advises future students that “moving out and going to a private university is tempting, but contrary to many stereotypes of a community college, students really do get the ‘college’ experience and an outstanding education. The faculty is absolutely wonderful, and they really care about student success.”

Her drive for personal academic success has helped Kolesnik in her community work at Kumon Learning Center. Working at the front desk and as a math and reading tutor, Kolesnik has seen the impact her education has made on children.

“I really feel that I am making an impact when I help struggling students find a way to develop problem solving skills. I like knowing that I can make a difference in the lives of students.”

Kolesnik is majoring in business administration and after Spring 2013 graduation, she plans on transferring to a four-year university to study mathematics.

~ by Whitney Etter

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