Sunday, January 20, 2013

Michelle Ly knows where she wants to go--and that GCC's the first step

From The Culpeper Star-Exponent

Unlike most 18 year olds, Michelle Ly graduated from Culpeper High School in 2012 with no doubt in her mind what she wanted to do. 

 She has a gift for math.
“It’s always come easily for me,” she said.

Ly knows she wanted to become an accountant and decided she wanted a bachelor’s degree from George Mason University. And she says she knew the smartest way to get where she wanted to go was to spend her first two years at Germanna Community College. Ly was recently selected as a Virginia Community College System Commonwealth Legacy 
Scholar based on her work at CCHS.

The Commonwealth Legacy Scholarship Program awards scholarships to first-time students attending one of Virginia’s 23 community colleges, providing $3,000 for a full-year of tuition, books, and fees. 
Ly plans to earn her associate’s degree in business administration, then study accounting at George Mason. Ly eased into community college life by taking online courses last summer, then classes on campus in the fall. She said online courses require a little more self-discipline, “but if you apply yourself, the quality is good.”


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