Meline Minasian was a former junior Olympian and one of three PCC cross-country runners chosen for state last year. A track and field star, swimmer, bicyclist and just an overall athlete, Minasian’s hard work ethic and can-do attitude make up someone whose talent could take her to the professional level. But with COVID-19 impacting her second season, Minasian says she may never compete again, and that’s OK with her.
Transfer students struggle with difficulties achieving higher education, whether it be due to socioeconomic status, learning disabilities or other factors, in addition to being overlooked by four-year universities who regularly prioritize first-year students. However, recently these four-year universities have changed their misguided priorities by beginning to give equal opportunity to transfer students.
For a lot of students at community college, their goal is to graduate, obtain an AA or move on to a four year university. They spend their entire time gaining enough credits, maintaining a high GPA, and trying to do it all as soon as possible.