“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

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

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

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

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

“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

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

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

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

“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