Courtney Mitchell completed an Associate of Applied Science degree in Integrated Agriculture and Food Systems this spring and was hired by a local ranch to take care of yaks and other livestock. Courtney also worked on the FVCC Campus Farm this summer while she wrapped up her Associate of Science degree. Now she is ready to transfer to Montana State University to earn a bachelor’s degree in Sustainable Foods and Bioenergy Systems. “I want to work with other farmers and landowners to bring sustainable practices to them,” Courtney said.
Life is an adventure for Joshua Ochen. When he was 18, Joshua moved to the U.S. by himself from his home country of Uganda. Since then, he has lived in Los Angeles, traveled in Central America and volunteered on the Blackfeet Indian Reservation. Now a student at FVCC, Joshua is completing pre-requisite courses in human anatomy and physiology, chemistry, math and other subjects and plans to apply for entry into the Associate of Science Nursing (ASN) program in 2021. He was inspired to explore a career in healthcare when he worked with medical missionaries in Uganda. “FVCC has everything I need to be successful. The resources, the library, the instructors… everything here is great,” Joshua said.
Tanya Baker has big plans for her future. The 2019 FVCC grad is back at Montana State University this fall to complete her bachelor’s degree in biochemistry. She plans to apply to the U.S. Air Force’s Health Professional Scholarship Program with the ultimate goal of becoming a military surgeon. Tanya credits FVCC for preparing her to excel in her studies at MSU. “The instructors at FVCC genuinely care about their students’ success” Tanya said.
Cameron Clarke landed a competitive summer job with Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks thanks to the knowledge, skills and connections he gained from taking natural resources courses at FVCC. Cameron is pursuing an Associate of Science degree at FVCC and plans to transfer to the University of Montana to earn a bachelor’s degree. His summer job offered a great opportunity to explore various possible career options in natural resources. “I have met so many people at FVCC who have helped propel me toward my goals,” Cameron said.