Student Spotlight - Venise Williams

EvCC Grad Venise Williams with her son Isaiah

Why did you choose EvCC?
I chose EvCC based on location and the programs offered.

What did you study at EvCC?
My program of study was medical coding. I am currently enrolled in a 4-year transfer degree program.

What advice would you give to new EvCC students?
I would suggest that students get to know every department on campus in order to connect with people and find out what resources the college has to offer. It was because I surrounded myself with people who wanted me to succeed that I was able to graduate with honors. You do go far when you stay close (wink wink) lol!

Describe the best experience you had at EvCC
My best experience was getting involved with student clubs like The Black Student Union and the Diversity & Equity Center in general. This is when I found peer support and now I feel like I have gained friends and I am a part of something that positively impacts the community.

Anything else you want to add?
The staff there are the best, they even took time out of their busy schedule to offer words if wisdom to my son, my brother and myself. They were my family away from home. I'd like to take this opportunity to list a noticeable special thanks to ALL of the following EVCC staff. They all played a major role in my success:

  • Bilal Abdullah
  • Angelic Sedivec
  • Dorrin Wanjiru
  • Christopher Wells
  • Jerod Grant
  • Michael Fintress
  • Avianca Walker