Chris Weirich: First in his family

Chris Weirich: First in his family

Chris Weirich was the first in his family to pursue higher education. “Growing up I saw how hard my parents worked to care for us and teach each of us, by example, to be honest, have integrity and display a hard work ethic. I could see many times where a college degree would have helpedContinue Reading

Ann Gilley: Freshman at 45

Ann Gilley: Freshman at 45

While watching her 16-year-old son prepare for his high school graduation, Ann Gilley decided the time was right to pursue her own dreams. Ann, a 45-year-old Mason single mother, was tired of working “one dead end job after another,” and needed a plan. “I started looking around, and decided the best thing to do isContinue 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

“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

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

Amy Heimann: From home school to college

Amy Heimann: From home school to college

Amy Heimann has been homeschooled for her entire education. She is now on her 5th semester at ACC, and plans to have 37 credit hours by the time she leaves for Stephen F. Austin State University to major in Communications. Until that time, HCUC has served as a helpful transition in her education. “Going fromContinue Reading

Heath Bell: This has been a very great thing

Heath Bell: This has been a very great thing

Heath Bell is finishing up his home school high school in Fredericksburg. With a year to go, he has earned 17 credit hours at HCUC, and by the time he graduates he plans to have twice that many. “It’s a great asset,” he said of the Center. “It is something I strongly recommend if youContinue 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

“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

Get into the wine industry

EJ was looking to switch careers and get his Certification in winemaking. If not for Viticulture 101 at HCUC, he would have to take classes in California! “Those wouldn’t be focused on Texas, so this program is a boon to people getting started in the Texas wine industry.” He can also take a mix ofContinue Reading