Perseverance earns the degree
Student of the Week: Yanely Moreno
“Approaching college with organizational skills is what helps me maintain order. Becoming a PA has been a goal of mine for years now, and keeping that final goal in mind is what keeps me going every day."
Above all else, self-motivation and perseverance are the key elements that have enabled Yanely Moreno to succeed as she looks ahead to a future medical career.
Yanely started her education at South Texas College in fall 2019. She is currently pursuing a degree in Biology with the hopes of one day entering a career as a Physician Assistant (PA).
STC provided her with a dual enrollment program that helped her get a head start on a college education while still enrolled as a student at Roma High School, Yanely said.
“Because of this, the beginning my college experience was a smooth transition into higher education,” she said. “Approaching college with organizational skills is what helps me maintain order. Becoming a PA has been a goal of mine for years now, and keeping that final goal in mind is what keeps me going every day.”
The Associate of Science Degree with a field of study in Biology offers students the opportunity for many exciting career opportunities available in the biological sciences. Most of the career areas listed require training beyond the Associate of Science degree, and some will require a post-graduate degree, and include careers in Agriculture, Dentistry, Health Sciences, Medicine, and many more.
As a student at STC, Yanely says she has stayed active while employed as a direct wage employee with Student Activities, as well as an officer with Student Government Association (SGA). She is also a recent graduate with the Student Leadership Academy.
“My peers should keep in mind that perseverance will help them succeed, as well has help them focus on their ultimate goal in life to improve persistence,” Yanely said. “New college students should have self-discipline because as we grow older, and more independence is given, self-motivation is required to get things done. Prioritization is also a very mature skill that is needed for college, and life in general.”