by Robert Gardner, Think Green Correspondent
As a senior at Boyertown Area Senior High School, Serena Dunlap attended an art class at Montgomery County Community College via its dual enrollment program. However, after graduating with a 3.7 GPA, she chose to attend Drexel University in fall of 2011. She realized, after one semester, that Drexel would be too expensive and transferred back to MCCC for spring 2012.
Dunlap is a recipient of an Honors Program scholarship, which helps her budget since she’s paying for college herself.
“I am paying my own way through college. I chose [MCCC] because it is close, inexpensive, and it keeps me in school. I didn’t realize everything it had to offer until I got involved in the Honors Program and came to Central Campus.”
Dunlap spends her time this semester in much the same way she’s spent the past three semesters: busy. On any given day, she darts from building to building on Central Campus; between classes and clubs to student government and volunteerism, Dunlap is the definition of student leadership.
“You want me to tell you everything I’m involved in?” Dunlap joked. “I participate in anything at [MCCC].”
Her involvement at the College reads like the resume of an established adult many years her senior.
- Member, Phi Thetta Kappa (2012-2013)
- Montgomery County Community College Honors Program Member (2012-2013)
- Student Government Vice President (2013)
- President of Environmental Club (2013)
- Northeast Regional Representative of the American Student Association of Community Colleges (2012-2013)
- Student Representative for the Student Life Committee (2013)
- Upward Bound Peer Mentor (2013)
- Student Government Senator at Central Campus (2012-2013)
- Vice President of Environmental Club (2012-2013)
For the future, Dunlap wants to attend Bryn Mawr College and study Psychology, with a minor in Art.
“I wish to find my success in the field of art therapy,” she shared.
She’s off to a great start. In fact, two of her original paintings were donated to and now hang in the Student Leadership and Involvement Office at West Campus.