Heather knew it would take a college education to turn her life around, but it wasn’t going to be easy.
Heather had tried college before. She felt lost and confused there on her own. With so many students, Heather struggled with getting the answers and guidance she felt that she needed. She felt frustrated and alone and she eventually dropped out.
On her first day at Bryant & Stratton College, Dr Thomson was immediately impressed by the aura she gave off in the classroom and her positive attitude. The two quickly bonded, and Dr. Thomson became the mentor that Heather needed to guide her through her degree. When she hit hard times, Dr. Thomson stuck by her and offered support and guidance that surpassed his role as her teacher, and was more on par with being her friend.
She thought about dropping out twice—and twice Dr. Thomson convinced her to stay.
He gave her a chance, when nobody else would and he saw the true talent and skills in her that she didn’t even see in herself. Heather was constantly surprised by the respect and faith that Dr. Thomson showed her. He made sure she stayed on track and never felt lost or confused in the program.