Austin Community College District (ACC) celebrates more than 3,500 graduates at its fall 2022 commencement ceremony. Friends and family are invited to congratulate students Thursday, December 8 at the HEB Center in Cedar Park.
One of those students is Bertha Juarez. Bertha is completed her degree in Vocational Nursing through the support of Capital Idea. Learn more about her journey.
Written by: Bertha Juarez
Tell me about your time at ACC: My time at ACC has been a journey. I started attending ACC in 2013. I have worked for my Associate in Health Science and got my diploma in 2019. Now, I am about to finish the Vocational Nursing program.
How does it feel to be graduating It feels great to be graduating from the vocational nursing program at ACC. I feel blessed to have achieved one more accomplishment and another milestone in my life.
What was your favorite part of ACC: My favorite part of ACC was meeting the professors that helped me along the way and the amazing help that ACC offered through Student life. Just the feeling of knowing I was going to school for a good purpose for me.
Any faculty or staff you want to recognize supporting you: I want to recognize all the professors at the Vocational Nursing program for pushing me to my limits and my gratitude to you for all they have done, which I will never forget. I truly appreciate you and the time you spent helping me on many occasions. Thank you very much for the program. I enjoyed every minute of your lectures as well as your marvelous sense of humor.
What is next for you: I want to continue my education. I am looking to apply for the ADN program at ACC soon. I also want to start working and applying my skills.
What would you tell someone considering applying for college: I would tell anyone applying for college that it is a commitment and that ACC offers great academic opportunities for everyone, and they help support your future goals.
Last but not least, I want to thank God for allowing me to be here in this moment that still feels like a dream. My beautiful mother came to this country with nothing. She sacrificed her life to give me a chance. She never gave up on me. I owe her everything.