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Student Profile

Amanda McDougall
From: Kona, Hawaii; Kealakehe High School
ASLBCC Student Body President, 2 years
AAOT - Education, Grauates June 2014

I had planned to transfer from University of Hawaii to OSU, but math was not at the college level so I tested low.  

I learned that I could come to LBCC to take a lot of my transfer credits here and catch up on my math, then transfer to OSU.

It’s a great place. LBCC gives students ability to take their bacc core classes at the community college, which is cheaper than the university but you still get quality education, then transfer to finish their four-year degree.

For a lot of younger students, it’s a good place to get their feet wet. The smaller class sizes and smaller college atmosphere helps students get familiar with college life.

A lot of my instructors have helped shape what I wanted to do. Christy Stevens, Liz Pearce, and David Bird are instructors I really get excited about. They give a lot of time to their students, and helped me to make sure I was taking the correct classes for transfer. Mark Urista in communications is another great instructor. All of my instructors were great, and I’m applying what I learned already at the preschool where I work.


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