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Carrie Stantz


Carrie Stantz


“I always wanted a college education but it seemed out of reach. When I started working at MSJC I knew I had to take advantage of the college education that was right in front of me.  I needed to prove to myself that I could do it and also set a good example for my children, Nicholas, then 11, and Lauren, then 14.

I used my successful experience with the first several courses as a springboard to set my next goals: earning an Associate of Science in Mathematics and Sciences degree and then an Associate of Arts in Behavioral and Social Studies. I knew I could do more and earned my Bachelor’s Degree from Azusa Pacific University in May 2011.

Earning my degrees was not an easy task and it took a lot of sacrifice on my part as well as much understanding from my children. I don’t believe I would have ever accomplished a Bachelor’s Degree if it wasn’t for MSJC. Nicholas is now 21 and proudly attends our college preparing to transfer to Cal Poly to major in  engineering and Lauren is now 24 and is an Economics graduate from UCSD
and works for Boeing.”

Carrie Stantz
Administrative Associate
Department of Math & Sciences