LCC Student Support Services Scholar for December/January

December 13, 2018
Shay Imhoff

Parsons, KS- Student Support Services (SSS) of Labette Community College (LCC) announces the December/January SSS Scholar, Shay Imhoff of Independence, KS. Imhoff is in her second year of the LCC Nursing program. She anticipates graduating from LCC in May 2019 and then transferring to the RN to BSN program at Wichita State University in Fall 2019 and completing that degree while working as an RN. Her plans beyond that include applying to the Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist program at Washburn University and ultimately becoming an anesthesia provider.

Shay is currently a member of the LCC Student Nurse Organization as well as serving as president of her nursing class. 

She credits her family as a primary factor in her success: “My biggest inspiration in pursuing an education is my family. I have an incredible support system in my fiancé and mother and my kids are my greatest motivation.”

Other relationships essential to her success as a student have been the LCC nursing faculty: “ [they have] been so great to me over the last year and a half at LCC.” “Also, my [SSS] advisor Elizabeth in the Student Success Center has been wonderful in making sure I have a plan for success and helping me overcome any obstacle that stands between me and my education.”

Imhoff also recognizes her participation in SSS: “Student Support Services has made much more of an impact on my time here at LCC than I ever would have anticipated. They have helped with not only scholarships and books, but have also set me up with study tools and materials to help me study for the NCLEX (licensure exam for nurses). More importantly though, my advisor Elizabeth has always made herself available and invested herself in my success. Those ladies are the best!”

Imhoff adds, “LCC is a great school with wonderful staff that takes pride in what they do. LCC is not my first college, but has definitely been my favorite!”

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.

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