Jieun Lee will receive her associate of the arts degree from Lorain County Community College at 19. “It was a tough year for me because I came to America without my family,” the South Korean international student said.
“My dream was to be exposed to a bigger world,” Lee said. She wanted to meet different people and learn how to be independent. “I came here with a hope that LCCC will be a step for success. The education that I received helped me to have a broader perspective in life.”
Lee was happy to meet people from around the world. “I experienced leadership by being involved in Entrepreneurship Immersion week, Student Senate and Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society,” Lee said. “I learned how to serve people and help by being involved in Peer Advocates. She was also involved in the school’s soccer team and theater. “It helped me to be active in school and also study harder to be a student who would inspire other students,” she said.
Lee credits LCCC staff and faculty for her success. She said Selina Gaddis, Krista O’Neill, Michelle McGee, John Crooks, Rochelle Fairley, Cheryl Miltner, Sharon Van Houte and Jonathan Dryden gave her advice and support. “They were like my parents, which helped me to feel like home in America,” she said. “I will really miss them.”
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