Meet Maddie Myers, 2014 graduate of DCCC and owner of Maddie Cakes bakery located in Bermuda Run, NC. The associate degree she earned led her on a path to opening and operating her own successful business. As a proud DCCC graduate, Maddie reflects on her experience in this new alumni Spotlight.
Have you continued your education beyond DCCC? If yes, where and what degree did you earn (or are earning) and in what subject?
I did continue my education at Western Carolina University, where I received my bachelor’s degree in Entrepreneurship.
What’s your fondest DCCC memory?
One of my best memories of DCCC was the feeling of family you received from the faculty and staff. There was always someone to help you when you needed a guiding eye.
What do you recall being challenging about college? How did you overcome that challenge?
I found it challenging to compete with other older classmates who had more life experiences than me within my college classes. Being in the Early College we had both high school and college classes which at times was hard to handle. I found that my teachers both at the Early College and at DCCC were willing to help us grow and show us how to handle situations like this. It was preparing us for what was to come in the proceeding years.
What’s been your greatest life achievement?
My greatest life achievement so far has been owning my own business for over two years now. It has taught me so much about life and dedication to things you truly believe in.
What does the future hold for you?
Who knows what the future has in store for me? I hope it is the continuing of my growing business for years to come. I truly believe that God knows what the future has in store for me and he has a better plan for me than I could ever imagine for myself.
Tell is how DCCC prepared you for your current role or your future goal(s).
I believe that DCCC helped me succeed in my current role because without my Associates who knows if I would have gone on to receive my Bachelors in Entrepreneurship, which lead me to open my business.
Would you like to add anything else?
I would just like to say thank you for all DCCC has done to support me and to guide me towards a successful career path.
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