Graduate Spotlight: Charlyssa Duplechain

December 3, 2021

Charlyssa Duplechain Graduate Spotlight CY .jpgMeet Charlyssa, she will be receiving an Associate of Arts Degree in Criminal Justice.

Previous to attending SPC, Charlyssa worked in the foodservice industry as a lead chef. Her decision to pursue a career in criminal justice came as a result of losing her job amid the Covid-19 pandemic. 

Motivated by her husband and three children, Charlyssa felt compelled to follow her passion after the profound impact the death and trial of George Floyd had on her. 

“After losing my job, I was trying to figure out what was next. The George Floyd situation inspired me to be part of change. Ultimately, I knew I wanted true authentic change, both in my career and in the community,” she said. 

Charlyssa decided to enroll at St. Philip’s since both her husband and grandmother attended. As a student, Charlyssa has excelled academically. She is a member of Phi Theta Kappa and the National Society of Leadership and Success, organizations that honor academic achievement. 

In her free time, Charlyssa and her husband coach the South East Jr. Hornets -- a local little league football team. She also enjoys coaching her six-year-old daughter in cheerleading. 

Charlyssa will be transferring to St. Mary’s University where she will pursue a Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justice. With a degree in hand, Charlyssa hopes to explore a career in politics.

To meet more graduates, visit our 2021 graduates recognition page here

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