Doug Gray: First Fredericksburg Resident to Graduate in Local Program

Doug Gray: First Fredericksburg Resident to Graduate in Local Program

At age 44, Doug Gray wasn’t sure he could go back to school, study long hours and meet pressing deadlines. He is glad he took up the challenge. Although it was difficult juggling full time work and school, he earned his master’s degree in educational leadership from HCUC–and at the same time stayed in FredericksburgContinue Reading

Misty Criswell: Earns Nursing Degree in One Year

Misty Criswell: Earns Nursing Degree in One Year

Misty Criswell knew she wanted to become a nurse after her daughter was born 10 weeks too early. “I was amazed at how much a nurse could change your life and help you.” After graduating from Texas Tech in animal science, Misty and her husband moved back to the Hill Country and opened a business.Continue Reading

Amanda Page Camp: First Hill Country Student to Earn Bachelor Degree

Amanda Page Camp: First Hill Country Student to Earn Bachelor Degree

Amanda Page Camp is putting her senior thesis to work on her family ranch with black buck antelope, whitetail and Rio Grande turkeys. Amanda earned a general studies degree with a focus on wildlife management planning for land tax exemption. Now she is living in the Hill Country and sharing her knowledge with other areaContinue Reading

You’ve got to get started to get finished

Jamie worked 30 years “sitting on a dusty bulldozer” when he decided he wanted a degree in business. At age 48, he decided “to seize the opportunity” to go college. He moved from Llano to #Fredericksburg, started working full-time at Knopp Healthcare & Rehab Center, and takes two classes per semester at Hill Country UniversityContinue Reading

Renea Grobe: Finding her passion

Renea Grobe: Finding her passion

When Renea Grobe, a wife and mother of four, started her career in teaching as a teacher’s assistant in a Headstart program, she did not imagine that she would ever hold a Master’s Degree in Education. Renea went back to school to become a credentialed teacher’s assistant, which allowed her to obtain a job withContinue Reading

“I decided to go for it.”

When Yazmin came to Fredericksburg Middle School at 13, she spoke no English. Now she is the Inclusion Teacher at the same school, and studying to become a math teacher. “Having the college here is very beneficial. If not for that, I wouldn’t be able to do it.” She is the first in her familyContinue Reading

Lots of opportunities for lots of people

Veronica already had an AA degree plus “lots of hours I can’t use.” But while working as a teacher aide at Doss she decided she wanted to be more involved in student academic performance and become a teacher. “I’ve been observing teachers, so I know what kind of teacher I want to be.” Previously sheContinue Reading

“The quality has been very high.”

When comparing schools for her son, Suzanne first saw the savings at Central Texas College. “To take an entire class here costs about the same as one credit hour at other universities.” Money is only one factor. The classes directly transfer, the quality is high, and having local instructors is convenient. “They are very accommodating,Continue Reading

“Don’t throw away the idea of college!”

After Mallori graduated from Tivy, her education plans were sidelined by surgeries. Rather than wait, she decided to attend Central Texas College at Fredericksburg. “It’s cheaper, I can drive 20-30 minutes, it’s easier on the stress level, and the professors are willing to work with your situation.” And when she is ready, the former TivyContinue Reading

Times are changing

Greg was superintendent for a coal company. But with changing times, he decided to get his teaching certification in English and History. While the degree is important, Greg believes in lifelong learning. “My purpose is to learn how I can pass on information. That’s what we should all be doing.” Greg is attending full time,Continue Reading