"My goal is that I hope to inspire and motivate people who live with any type of disability and encourage people with vision loss to pursue a degree of their choice."
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“I am so grateful for the opportunity to show my children that the pursuit of dreams is always possible, regardless of age.”
“Once upon a time, I had no help. Now, I am creating a village of amazing people and have access to helpful resources at Chemeketa.”
"I’m very happy to have had the opportunity to attend Chemeketa, and I really hope to see you there too!”
"I love Chemeketa because it has provided me with a community of friends that are all supporting my academic success.”
"There is a lot of flexibility and everyone at Chemeketa is very accommodating.”
Since completing S.O.A.R. and entering the Automotive program, Michael has more confidence and a positive, supportive peer group to keep him on track.
Leaving her hometown of Guadalajara was a big decision, but nearby family helped ease her transition as an international student.
Jesse never planned to go to college, but he found his purpose participating in Chemeketa’s Mock Trial program. Now he’s on his way to law school.
Chelsea knew she had reached her career peak as a wine bar manager in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. A chance encounter with a Chemeketa Winemaking graduate inspired her to move to Oregon and pursue a degree.
After supporting her husband while he earned his degree, Terra knew it was her time to shine.
Erasmo thought attending Chemeketa would be an affordable starting point on his path to becoming a surgeon—what he didn’t know was how much support and community he’d find here.