Haungel Bonds

HAUNGEL HELPED HERSELF, SO SHE COULD HELP OTHERS

Haungel Bonds, 42, of Elyria, is set to receive her associate of applied science in human services from Lorain County Community College.  Bonds said, “I have my cap and gown. I put it on and practice shouting.”

This single-parent, mother of three and grandmother to one, will be the first in her family to walk across the stage to receive a degree.  “When I graduated from high school, I joined the Marines,” said Bonds.  School was not on the agenda.  After her honorable discharge, Haungel had a baby.  This meant a responsibility which would further extend any chances of going to school. 

Her decision to come to LCCC and major in human services was hard.  Money stood in the way.  So did life as a mother.  But, she thought about her children.  “How could I push my kids to go to college if I never went,” the Elyria resident said.  For Haungel, the associate’s degree path was a long, but an awesome journey.

With starts and stops ranging as far back as 1996, Haungel decided to ‘dig in’ and complete her goal.  She started academic foundation courses in writing and reading as she had not been in school for years.  Completing these courses in writing and English, made Haungel more confident about moving to the next level.  With the health and strength from God, much support from family, and LCCC staff and faculty such as Laurie Grimes, Amber Donovan, Amy Hester and Jennifer Kukis, Haungel soldiered through this time without stopping.

In the fall, Haungel plans to attend YSU’s social work program through LCCC’s University Partnership.  Haungel breathes a sigh of relief as she shares that she’s the recipient of two YSU scholarships. “This helps,” stated Bonds. 

When asked whether she would place an advanced degree as a future goal, she replied, “Believe me – the master’s degree is on the list!”

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