We happen to think our students, alumni, faculty, and staff are the bee's knees. Success Happens Here showcases their experiences with us and their stories; we guarantee they'll make you think twice about how important a college education is (and that special teacher who always cheered you on). Read and be inspired, then tell us your story!
Lorna Alexander

Lorna Alexander

It is never too late to open and walk through the door of education. “I always told myself, ‘You don’t have time to fail … you are 50-some years old, and you don’t have time,” Lorna Alexander says. “You’ve got to keep moving. You’ve got to ke ... Read more about Lorna Alexander. [Read More]

Dawn Hines

Dawn Hines

“For me, when I was a student, there’s no way I would have been able to go to school without financial aid,” Dawn Hines says. Now 34 and an SFCC Financial Aid advisor, Hines helps students navigate the same federal and local aid that once made her own e ... Read more about Dawn Hines. [Read More]

Taylor McGovern

Taylor McGovern

Taylor McGovern, 25, clearly remembers the first time he saw a life saved. While working at a grocery store on Whiteman Air Force Base, a young customer began having a violent seizure. “There was a nurse there who took control of the situation until the para ... Read more about Taylor McGovern. [Read More]

Kathleen Matz

Kathleen Matz

When Kathleen Matz enrolled at SFCC in fall 2014, she had low expectations for her college experience. “I had a mindset that I wasn’t going to like it there because I had to live at home; it was too small and all the usual reasons,” she says. “I didn ... Read more about Kathleen Matz. [Read More]

Tina Luper

Tina Luper

“Education doesn’t mean you have to have a bunch of letters behind your name,” says Tina Luper, AA, BS, JD. “It means you need to figure out what you need to be happy, and then figure out what education you need to fulfill that goal.” From her initia ... Read more about Tina Luper. [Read More]

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