Emily Kiesel

LCCC STRENGTHENED GRADUATE’S LOVE FOR MATH AND TEACHING

Affordable, high quality education motivated Emily Kiesel to complete her Associate of Science degree from LCCC. She will transfer to Cleveland State University to complete a Bachelor of Science in Mathematics with a minor in education.

Kiesel has always liked math, and was strangely drawn to its unexplained patterns and rules. “I didn’t know that this love for numbers, laws and trigonometry would become a serious career choice in my future,” she said.

That is what LCCC helped her discover. She found her affinity for calculus and algebra, along with a definite inclination towards imparting her knowledge to others. Those hours of helping her friends out with their math homework and getting endless words of gratitude from them prompted her to seriously consider teaching math as a career.

"I graduated from high school a year early in New York and then my family moved to Ohio. Jumping into college a year early in a new state was difficult for me. I had to really learn to use the resources around me to succeed in a new environment," Kiesel said. She gives the onus of her success in the college environment to the advisors and teachers who appreciated her achievements and pushed her to do more. Professors Kathryn Leed and Jeffrey Zeager, Ph. D., were crucial connections for Kiesel and she hopes to remain in contact with them after graduation.

Studying at LCCC was accompanied for Kiesel with working as a student worker in the Distance Learning office providing technical support for ANGEL. She insists that some of her best studying "gets done in school,” thanks to provisions like study rooms and iLoft. She found study rooms especially helpful as they helped her get away from "distractions at home.”

“It is also easier to schedule classes and get the ones that I need when I have the flexibility of online classes,” she noted. 

She considers her education at LCCC to be academically rigorous and the math courses here are at par with those offered at private universities. Accommodating her flexible schedule and "help from the amazing math faculty are two of the most crucial factors that helped me succeed.”



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