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Amanda McDougall
Hometown: Kona, Hawaii; Kealakehe High School
LBCC/OSU Degree Partnership Student
LBCC Student Body President
Associate of Arts Oregon Transfer Degree (AAOT), Education, 2014

After deciding to move to Oregon, Amanda planned to transfer from the University of Hawaii to Oregon State University, but discovered that her math was not at college level. That's when she learned about LBCC and OSU's Degree Partnership Program (DPP). She could catch up on her math and more, then transfer back to OSU to finish her four-year degree.

Amanda soon found the DPP program offered so much more.

"Not only did I catch up on my math, but I was able to take my bacc core classes here, which was much cheaper than the university, and still receive the same quality education. And, while at LBCC, I joined Student Life and Leadership, serving two years as LBCC Student Body president - a great experience!"

The smaller class sizes at LBCC really helped her excel, said Amanda. She has transferred her credits to OSU to finish her bachelor’s degree, a transition that was fairly seamless. For a lot of students, says Amanda, LBCC is a good place to get your feet wet. Smaller class sizes and college atmosphere helps you to get familiar with college life.

"A lot of my LBCC instructors 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 is another great instructor. All of my instructors were great, and I’m applying what I learned already at the preschool where I work."

Check it out: LBCC/OSU Degree Partnership Program