LCC Student Support Services Scholar for November 2018
November 6, 2018
Parsons, KS- Student Support Services (SSS) of Labette Community College (LCC) announces the November SSS Scholar, Carolyn Cassel of Baxter Springs, KS. Cassel is a double major, pursuing degrees in both Accounting and Business Administration. She anticipates graduating from LCC in May 2019 and then transferring to Pittsburg State in the fall of 2019 to earn degrees in Accounting and Business Management.
Carolyn is currently serving as a proud member and Chapter Secretary of the LCC Student Veterans Organization (SVO). She is a US Army veteran and was a Chaplain’s Assistant for an Engineering unit in Germany. She is also the Chapter Vice President of Phi Beta Lambda (FBLA-PBL) business and accounting club.
She credits her parents as factors in her success: “My parents, Robert and Melissa Cassel, have been very supportive in my success. Another group I consider family are my church family at Lighthouse Temple Ministries in Pittsburg. All of those mentioned have pressed through personal hard times and are a huge inspiration to me.”
Other relationships essential to her success as a student have been her professor and academic advisor Cathy Kibler and student veteran advisor Sara Comer. “The LCC faculty, staff, and tutors take great care of me. They are so personable and attentive and I received all the academic support I needed to build a great foundation.”
Minor acknowledges her SSS participation, saying, “Student Support Services has been an integral part to receiving grants, scholarships and other helpful resources to help me become successful.”
Cassel adds, “I have really enjoyed my time at Labette Community College and will always be a Cardinal at heart.”
Student Support Services is a TRIO Program funded by the United States Department of Education to improve the persistence, transfer, and graduation rates of first-generation and income-eligible college students at LCC. Student Support Services serves 200 students each year with an annual budget of $308,173.