Student Success Stories

Success Stories

Profiles of Success

  • Veronica Fielder

    Recent GateWay Alumnus Changes Course to Follow Her Passion

    Veronica Fielder was working on completing her Associate Degree in Business, she suddenly had a change of heart and realized she wasn’t following her passion. She knew she loved the medical field, and after her family moved to...

  • Jedediah Timmerman

    U.S. Army Veteran Returns to School, Hopes to Keep Workers Safe on the Job

    “Fear and self-doubt.” That was the response given by GateWay student Jedediah Timmerman when asked what challenges he faced upon returning to college after years away.

    Timmerman, a U.S. Army Veteran,...

  • Feza Mto

    From Refugee Camp to Pre-Med – GateWay Student Perseveres

    Aspirations of becoming a doctor aren’t all that rare among college students. The reasons for those aspirations, though, can vary widely. And for GateWay student Feza Mto, her reasons are inherently personal and unique.


  • Amy Ross

    GateWay Student Proves It Is Never Too Late

    ‘It’s never too late to learn something new" should be Amy Ross’s motto. After a 30-year hiatus from taking courses [or attending school], she is back in the classroom. 

    She took a slight detour at a young age, due to influential adults...

  • Oliver Martinez

    EXCEL Program Scholar

    When Oliver Martinez came to GateWay Community College, his original focus was to play soccer. But he soon realized there could be more to his college experience after hearing about the EXCEL program and the services it offered. 

    “My girlfriend at the time...

  • Luis Callejas

    EXCEL Program Scholar

    Before Luis Callejas attended GateWay Community College, he never put much effort into his schoolwork. While attending High School, Callejas struggled to pass classes and graduated with a 2.3 GPA. Even though his grades were lower than he would have liked, Luis...