d. Hernandez student

Meet Delilah Hernandez, nursing student at Moraine Park Technical College.

“I chose to attend MPTC for two reasons.  First, the nursing program ranks number 2 in the state.  Second, I absolutely love their focus on the core value of student success, which is amazing.  Everyone from faculty to staff to advisors offers support and resources and genuinely cares about student success.”

First experience helped me decide…
“In early 2018, I obtained my GED certificate through the GED/HSED program the college offers. The positive experience I had with this program helped me to make the decision to continue my education.  As soon as I was ready to begin my college journey, the advisors were ready and available to assist me and give direction.  By Fall of 2018, I began my first semester of college as a full-time student.”

Working on General Education courses for Nursing program
“Currently, I am enrolled in three General Education courses for the Nursing program.  My College 101 course began my college journey as a great resource for self-reflection and improvement. This course taught me how to structure my life in a way to get the most out of my college experience.  I also took English Composition I with Dr. Rebecca Leichtfuss.  This course increased my knowledge of writing by applying the 4C’s of writing and improved my critical thinking skills.  I now understand the importance of communicating clearly and how your writing reflects you as an individual.  My third class is Chemistry.  Although I was very intimidated by this course, my instructor continues to be amazing and helps me whenever I am struggling.  As intimidated as I was, I was motivated to achieve great results.”

Faculty makes the difference
“My college experience at Moraine Park Technical College has been great and a lot smoother than I had anticipated.  I believe it has a lot to do with how the faculty interacts with the students in such a positive manner.  Although I have more education to complete before I will graduate, I am confident about the remainder of my college journey because of the outpour of support offered at this college, which is what a student like me needs.One of the courses I took was the English Composition I course with Dr. Rebecca Leichtfuss.  This course increased my knowledge of writing by applying the 4C’s of writing and improved my critical thinking skills.  I now understand the importance of communicating clearly and how your writing reflects you as an individual.

For more information on Moraine Park, visit morainepark.edu.

Written by Rebecca Leichtfuss
Social Science Instructor