With the support of CV staff and donors, Marc graduated from the University of Rhode Island with his bachelor’s degree in Accounting. Here is what he had to say to you:
“I would like to express my sincere gratitude to CV donors. Without CV support, I would not be in the position that I currently am. The generosity of CV donors allowed me to make use of all the resources that were available to me throughout high school and college, so I thank you all!”
Marc takes pride in being a first-generation college graduate and we are honored to have been able to witness his journey.
“Being a first generation college graduate means the world to me. To be able to graduate college and make my family proud is my greatest achievement in my life thus far.”
Thank you to everyone who has supported College Visions students through each stage of their transition, whether that be from high school to college or college to post-college life. We appreciate all that you do for our students. Read Marc’s interview below:
Where are you from, what college/university did you attend, what was your major and why did you choose it?
I am from Providence, Rhode Island. I attended the University of Rhode Island and majored in Accounting. I decided to major in Accounting because I felt that this field of study provided me with many career opportunities and stability.
Were you part of any on-campus groups and why did you join?
I was a member of the National Association of Black Accountants (NABA). I joined my freshman year because of the great networking opportunities and the fact that NABA provided me with opportunities to grow professionally.
Can you describe your favorite CV memory?
I would say applying to colleges with my advisor and getting accepted to my top schools. It was great to have my advisor by my side throughout every step of the college application process, as it can be overwhelming at times.
What was the most challenging part of the college application process and how did CV help you through it?
The most challenging part of the college application process was dealing with FAFSA and writing my college essays. CV really helped with my college essays, whether they helped proofread it or gave me ideas that I was able to expand on.
What was the best part of your college journey?
The best part of my college journey was making lifelong connections with friends. College would not have been the same without my friends. They are a great support system.
What are you most looking forward to in the coming year?
I am looking forward to beginning my career. I have been in school my whole life so not having to attend will be different, but I am looking forward to being in the real world.
What would you say to donors who are consistently giving to CV and making this resource available to you?
I would like to express my sincere gratitude to CV donors. Without CV support, I would not be in the position that I currently am. The generous donations from CV donors allowed me to make use of all the resources that were available to me throughout high school and college, so I thank you all!
What does being a first generation college graduate mean to you?
Being a first generation college graduate means the world to me. To be able to graduate college and make my family proud is my greatest achievement in my life thus far.
A huge congratulations to Marc and all 2018 graduates! You have accomplished something great and this is only the beginning!