Starting at a new school can be an overwhelming endeavor, but doing so in a new country takes someone who is especially dedicated and hardworking – someone like Kedishia Grant.
Getting a fresh start
At the age of 21, Grant left her home in Jamaica and moved to Michigan. She immigrated to the United States with her family to pursue a better life and knew that getting a good education was a critical factor. She enrolled at WCC and loved the experience.
“I did well in school in Jamaica, but it is very expensive to go to college there. So I decided to come to the U.S.,” Grant said. “WCC helped me focus my energy. When bad things happen, I can direct my energy on what I do well.”
Above and beyond
Grant graduated from WCC with two associate degrees, Liberal Arts Transfer and Business, before transferring to the University of Michigan to pursue a degree in Economics.
During her last semester at WCC, Kedishia was one of two students from the college selected for the Phi Theta Kappa All-Michigan Academic Team. Selection was based on outstanding academic performance and service to the college and community. In total, 65 students were selected for this honor across the state.
“This experience has shown me how strong I am. If I can overcome all these obstacles and still maintain a 3.9 grade point average, then I can handle anything.”