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Shana DeSimone, General studies major

NCC Foundation Scholarship Recipient

It is no surprise that Shana DeSimone was chosen to tutor other students in anatomy and physiology, speech communication, and time management. A dean's list student, Shana used to work three jobs to make ends meet. That didn't include the very important job of raising her 10-year old son "to be the best person he can possibly be."  Convinced that "the best way to teach him is to lead by example," Shana enrolled at NCC in 2016. "I have always wanted to be a nurse," she says, "to take care of people, to help heal their bodies when they have been scarred. Having a career in nursing will give me the opportunity to do that and to provide my family with financial stability." Shana is an inspiration not only to her son, but also to her classmates.  She is deeply grateful for the scholarship that has enabled her to pursue her goals.