My late father, William, once told me, “Education is the key to success, a life-changing tool and, most importantly, the driving force behind every successful person.” I am trying my best to live up to that standard. I was born in Cameroon and moved to the U.S. in 2010. Two years later, I enrolled at CCA after having been out of the classroom since 2000 in my hometown of Limbe. I love everything about CCA and my new educational experience. I am a part of the fifth cohort in the Integrated Nursing Pathway, and my goal is to complete my prerequisites by the spring of 2015. My life is a busy and fulfilling one. I work part time as a certified nursing aid at Cherry Creek Nursing Center to support my wife, who is pregnant with our first child. At the college, I worked in the Financial Aid Office for two semesters, while also serving as a Student Ambassador and mentor in the International Student Association. That afforded me the opportunity to participate in panel discussions, give campus tours, conduct new student orientations and more. My biggest educational goal is to become a nurse. I know I have a long way before reaching my goal, but will get there. And I know the education I will receive along the way will be the life-changing tool about which my father once spoke. I would like to thank everyone at CCA, particularly the staff in Financial Aid and the Student Success Center, for providing me with encouragement during my journey.