When Shawn Morgan was 20, she was forced to leave college due to medical issues and ever since she has been looking for all of the pieces to fall into place to allow her return to school.
"My time at COCC has been amazing," says Shawn. "My professors genuinely care about my education and understand when parenthood or work get in the way of attending class."
She is majoring in Business with an emphasis on Marketing. Her goal is to purchase the company where she is currently employed within the next five years.
"COCC has opened doors for me and our family in big ways," says Shawn. "Both myself and my fiancé (who also plans to attend COCC) will be examples to our kids of what hard work and dedication look like."
Shawn has this advice for those who are thinking about going to college: "Go to college because it is a path to the life you want to lead and the person you want to be."
Shawn was selected as one of two students to represent COCC on the 2016 All-Oregon Academic Team.