Success Reached: Carissa Champion

TCC’s tagline is Success Within Reach. Our latest graduates have reached that milestone in their educational journey at TCC. In this series, we want to introduce you to some of them.

Carissa Champion decided to attend TCC for several reasons—affordability, availability of eight-week classes, and accessibility. “TCC Northeast is right up the street from my house,” she said. In addition, she also took classes with TCC Connect.

On her way to her Associate of Arts, Carissa faced “tons of challenges” that ranged from health issues, family needs and work. “But I made it,” she said. “I stayed motivated and never gave up.  Also, tons of coffee.”

What does Carissa consider her greatest academic accomplishment so far?  Joining Kappa Delta Pi as an honors student.

Carissa’s plans include transferring to the University of North Texas to pursue a bachelor’s degree in Integrative Studies and possibly working in the insurance field.

For those considering working on their education, Carissa says, “Never let any obstacle get in your way or stop you from determining your future and goals.”