Central Virginia Community College Student Reaches for the Stars

Zach Betterton — Central Virginia Community College

Zach Betterton

In 2011, I decided to go to Central Virginia Community College because I had no idea what I wanted to do with my life. I was an “OK” student in high school  but nothing too special. I knew I wasn’t going to be like some of my friends who were going to Virginia Tech or University of Virginia on a full scholarship. So CVCC was the beginning of my path through college.

While at CVCC I noticed I had a change of pace and found myself determined to succeed.

The manageable class sizes and its affordability have been key for me. Since I started at CVCC in the fall of 2011 I have maintained a 4.0 GPA. One of the things I like most about community college is that the teachers and faculty have never turned away a question of mine.  The atmosphere at Central Virginia has been encouraging in all aspects. Because of this, I am now head Student Ambassador, Student Government Association Treasurer and also a Phi-Theta-Kappa Top Ten Virginia Scholar.

I am currently on track to graduate this semester and will transfer to Lynchburg College next Fall. There I will major in Physics, and minor in Education so I can eventually teach high school. I didn’t exactly leave high school prepared for college but I can definitely say I’m  leaving CVCC prepared for my future.

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