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Meet Our Students

Learn more about what it's like being a student at Chemeketa.

 

The Second Chancer

WANTS TO SET A GOOD EXAMPLE FOR HIS FAMILY

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.

The International Student

FOUND SUPPORT FROM OTHER STUDENTS, COLLEGE EMPLOYEES AND FAMILY

Leaving her hometown of Guadalajara was a big decision, but nearby family helped ease her transition as an international student.

The Self-Discoverer

FOUND HIS CALLING BY GETTING INVOLVED

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.

The Skills Upgrader

MOVED 2,000 MILES AWAY FROM HOME TO START SOMETHING NEW

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.

The Student Parent

BALANCING FAMILY, WORK AND SCHOOL

After supporting her husband while he earned his degree, Terra knew it was her time to shine.

The High School Grad

STEPPING OUT OF HIS COMFORT ZONE AND THRIVING AS A COLLEGE STUDENT

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.