Marjon Ardehali’s time on the Onondaga Community College campus is coming to a close. She’s about to earn her degree in Humanities & Social Sciences but would love to be able to stay longer. “I wish this was a four-year university. I really like it here. OCC has so much diversity in student’s age, race and culture.”
Ardehali was born in the United States, spent five years here, then moved to the Middle East until returning in 2016. She needed a refresher course on the English language. Ardehali spent nearly six months at OCM BOCES relearning English, then enrolled at OCC in time for the fall 2016 semester. “When I came to OCC it felt like the right thing to do. I felt very comfortable here from the first day.”
Ardehali has been an outstanding student during her time on campus. She’s a member of international honor society Phi Theta Kappa and part of the chapter’s leadership team.
Ardehali will complete work toward her degree this summer. After that she will transfer to a four-year college and pursue a degree in English. She encourages all students to follow their dreams. “Don’t be afraid to pursue your life and your goals. Do what you want and don’t worry about how other people feel about it.”