NJ Place Participants Share Their Stories

Thinking about finishing that degree you started? Learn from Diana Mercado's experience. "I always intended on finishing my degree. I was just very young at the time and did not know what I wanted to do with my life..."
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Think college isn't right for you? Learn from Marc Skobbeko's experience. "I was like a sponge soaking up knowledge. For the first time I felt like I could apply my work experience to the things I was learning in my college classrooms."
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Think you've started and stopped going to college one too many times? Learn from Al Holcomb's experience. "The beauty of college is that you can come and go throughout your entire life. Each class you take is like adding a building block to a better future for you and your family."
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Sitting on the bench and thinking it's a good time to finally earn that degree? Learn from Bette Feldeisen's experience. “Going back to school gave me a new purpose and allowed me to focus on something more productive than just the fact that I was unemployed.”
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Want to set an example for your kids? Learn from Donte Boyer's experience. "My two sons look at the way I am applying myself to earn my college degree and it makes them believe that anything is possible if you apply yourself.”
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