A decade after graduating from high school the future is looking bright for Amanda Corp. She was recently inducted into the Phi Theta Kappa honor society. Corp is also a member of the National Society for Leadership and Success. Faculty selected her to be the Nursing department’s Student Representative.
Corp’s journey has been a long one. She graduated from Chittenango High School in 2004 and immediately started taking classes at OCC. A short time later she transferred to a four-year school but realized it wasn’t a good fit.
In 2013 she returned to OCC a different person. She was a mother of three focused on succeeding. “As a mom I have a lot more riding on school now. It’s not just for me, it’s for my children too.
Corp has started working as a Nursing Assistant on the intrapartum floor at Crouse Hospital and hopes to become an RN on that floor after graduating from OCC in May 2015. Her long-term plan is to earn bachelor’s and master’s degrees and become either a certified registered nurse anesthetists, a nurse practitioner or a nurse midwife and start her own practice.
Corp credits OCC with providing her the opportunity to pursue her dreams. “I love it here. The professors are great. You can always talk to them and ask for help. It’s why I decided to come back here.”