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“The two and a half years I spent at Cedar Valley were some of the best times I’ve ever had. I met so many great people (including my husband!) and made lifelong friends who have changed my entire outlook on life.
“I still remember my first day there. I was scared to death, but those fears quickly diminished once I got into the swing of things. I was interested in the Computer Graphics program because I had always been interested in computer graphics, and I didn’t want to get just a basic associate degree.
“With my Computer Graphics degree, I was able to get a job with the Lancaster Independent School District working in their resource room. While a lot of my days are consumed with copies and laminating, I do get to use my skills in Photoshop and InDesign quite frequently.
“One of the most important things I learned while attending Cedar Valley wasn’t learned from a book, but from a teacher. ‘Mr. Bill’ (Bill Crawford) would always tie real-world experiences into his lessons. The lesson that most stood out to me was to be yourself — you don’t have to conform to what the world tells you — and that has stuck with me ever since.
“There were a few bumps along the way, but I made it through, and I’m proud to say I went to Cedar Valley College!”
Melanie Glover met her husband, Jeremiah, during her studies at Cedar Valley, where she earned an associate degree in Computer Graphics.