Success Spotlights

Read what students have to say about the Success and Learning and Tutoring Centers

Student Testimonials

No one can tell you more about the Success Program and Learning and Tutoring Centers than the people who matter most to us: our students — so we take pride in letting them speak for themselves. Read what they have to say. You’ll see how unique, impressive and ambitious our students and graduates are, and why we’re so confident that you, like them, will be happy to recommend our services to your friends, your family and your fellow classmates as a great place to start — or to enhance — your career.

Student Spotlight October 2019 Elham Abdalla

Major:   Professional Health Studies      

Expected Graduation:   May 2020

Why did you choose to attend Metropolitan Community College?
I chose to attend MCC because it was affordable and I wanted to improve my English, and knew MCC offered many resources for English Language Learners.  

Do you plan to further your education after receiving your associate degree?
Yes, I am planning on attending UNMC to study Nursing.

How often do you utilize the LTC per week?   Five days a week.

How has the LTC overall impacted your education?
The LTC has been really helpful. The staff are very kind and willing to help! Even if I do not have any homework to do, I stop by to say “hi!”

How has the LTC helped you get closer to your goal of graduation?
I’ve got a lot of help from the LTC staff for my classes. This has gotten me closer to graduation.

What have you learned or are learning that’s made a difference to you?
Learning how to ride a bike and how to bowl have made a huge difference to me. I am still learning. It has made a difference to me because when I was a child, I did not have the opportunity to learn these things. I can learn these things now.

Favorite Quote:
Martin Luther King’s famous “I Have a Dream…” speech inspires me every day to do better.

What would people be surprised to know about you? 
Even though I am quiet and don’t speak much, I have a lot of responsibility. I am in charge of my whole family. I also speak two languages besides English. I speak Massalit and Arabic.

What has been your greatest challenge?
I would say my biggest challenge would be coming to a new country and learning English.

What advice do you have for incoming students?
Do your best. At MCC there are a lot of resources. Go to these resources if you need help. People are always here to help you. Nothing is impossible if you try.