Saturday, November 2, 2013

Prof. Shockey knows firsthand the difference community colleges make

When Michael Shockey was 13 years old, he weighed 240 pounds.
“I was mocked,” he remembers. “I didn’t want to go to school.”
Because of bullying, he did poorly academically.
Germanna adjunct Professor Michael Shockey

His troubles didn’t end there.
By the time he was 16, he was hospitalized for acute, nonspecific pericarditis—a painful and dangerous inflammation of the sac around the heart.
“I had these enormous difficulties, pressures,” 63-year-old Shockey, an adjunct professor of psychology  at Germanna Community College and senior minister at Calvary Southern Methodist Church in Stafford, says now.

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