Future Success, Career Born at Nash Community College

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Hope Myers HeadshotHope Brindle Myers began her college education at Nash Community College while she was a high school student. Dual enrollment, also known as the Career and College Promise program, allowed her to enroll without the cost of tuition. By high school graduation, the Nash County native had completed her first year of college classes and enrolled full-time in the Associate in Arts College Transfer program at Nash.”I knew I would eventually end up at a university, however, I was much happier going to a local school and making connections close to home. As a dual enrolled student, I had such a positive experience that I didn’t even question pursuing the first two years of my undergraduate degree at NCC,” Myers said.

Myers enrolled at Nash because of its great reputation and strong transfer program. Like many college students, she did not know what career she wanted to pursue. “My instructors helped me realize the areas of my education in which I was most talented and interested, and took the time to encourage me to pursue those goals,” she said. While serving as a NCC Student Ambassador, she realized her deep passion for the Communication and Public Relations field. “This, along with reassurance from some very influential instructors, helped me mold my career path. I love what I do, and I believe I owe a lot of that to Nash.”

Hope Myers graduated from Nash Community College in 2012 and transferred to Fayetteville State University to pursue her Bachelor of Arts degree in Communication. Through scholarship assistance, financial aid, and working full-time, she was able to complete her undergraduate degree while remaining debt-free.

Myers began her journalism career as a newspaper reporter and freelance writer. Today, as Digital Content and Social Media Specialist for Fayetteville Technical Community College, Hope Myers tells others about the important role of community colleges. She also owns HMM Portraits LLC which specializes in boutique engagement and fine art photography.

“The true sense of community I felt at Nash Community College remains unparalleled, and I feel I owe much of where I am today to the wonderful instructors and staff who took the time to get to know me, believe in me, and invest in my future,” Myers said. “I always felt like I belonged at Nash, and I am proud to be an alumna.”

For more information, visit www.nashcc.edu/ccp or call 252-451-8244