Student Spotlight - Samantha Chapman

EvCC Graduate Samantha Chapman

Why did you choose EvCC?
EvCC was close to home, and I was able to save thousands of dollars by getting my two-year degree before transferring to a university.

What did you study at EvCC?

Samantha Chapman with her journalism advisor Andrew WahlWho helped you succeed at EvCC? (faculty member, staff). What did that person do to help you?
Andrew Wahl, my journalism adviser, was my biggest mentor at EvCC. He was in the journalism business for a long time, so he was able to provide insider knowledge to his students. It's a plus when you can learn from someone who was a professional in the business. 

What advice do you have for new EvCC students?
New EvCC students should know that college is more fun when you get involved with the school. A lot of students just come to school. take a class, and then go home. You get a lot more out of EvCC when you take advantage of all of the programs and clubs it has to offer. Plus, you make friends when you look for ways to get involved. 

What do you plan to do next? (Job, transfer, etc.)
I am transferring to WSU at North Puget Sound Everett to study Integrated Strategic Communications

Describe the best experience you had at EvCC.
The best experience I had at EvCC was my first assignment for The Clipper. Seeing my name in the pages of the newspaper made me feel like everything I was working for was paying off. I was a published writer within my second quarter of college, and that's more than I had expected.

Anything else you want to add?
Community College should not be taken for granted, in my opinion. If you want to be really good at something, EvCC has the tools and the knowledge to get you there.