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Student Stories 2011 > Samantha Alarcon


Student Story: Samantha

Photo Large SamanthaSamantha Alarcon, 20, has been going to Northwest Vista College for two years and hopes to get her associate’s degree in the summer of 2011 in Allied Health. She will be transferring to Wayland Baptist University to get a bachelor’s degree in nursing.

“As soon as I get a bachelor’s in nursing, I want to be a nurse practitioner before the age of 30. In high school, I was in a lot of Allied Health classes and I have a lot of family members who are nurses and doctors. I enjoy helping people, and in this field, you will always have a job.”

Samantha graduated from Taft High School and then continued on to Northwest Vista College. She said it was “intimidating” going to a community college because she didn’t know what to expect.

“The teachers [at NVC] have been great and whenever you need help, there is always someone to help you,” she said.

But Samantha is used to new settings. Her father is currently in the Air Force and she had to move from Ohio to San Antonio during her senior year. She said her family is originally from the Philippines so she’s used to adjusting to new situations.

Samantha said the biggest benefit of her father being in the military is that new surroundings taught her to become more open minded about other cultures.

Even though Samantha will soon be leaving NVC, her 17-year-old brother, who’s graduating from Taft, will also be coming Northwest Vista College.