FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Andrea J. Burney, APR
Director of Public Relations
STUDENT SUCCESS SPOTLIGHT
Tiffany A. Evans
In addition to being a full time
student at Danville Community College, Tiffany Evans
is a wife and mother. She lives in Danville with her
husband, Tommy, and their three daughters – Savannah, 10;
Callie, four; and Sydney, two years. She is currently enrolled
in the Science/College Transfer Program, taking prerequisite
courses so that she can enroll in DCC’s Nursing program.
“I chose registered nursing because I genuinely care about
helping people. Nursing is challenging, yet rewarding. Nursing
is a career that offers more than just a paycheck. Nurses make a
difference in people lives,” she says.
When she completes her studies at DCC she plans to continue her
education at Averett University where she will pursue her long
term goal of a Bachelor of Science Degree in Nursing and later a
career as a nurse practitioner.
The daughter of Lucky Hipkins and Lee and Patricia Dalton, Evans
says she chose DCC because of its location, flexible schedule,
and the fact that “it fit into my budget.” It also helped that
her mother is a DCC alumna and that she knows other wives and
mothers who have attended the community college while managing
their personal lives.
“It’s encouraging to see others facing the same challenges that
you are and they are being successful,” Evans explains.
After being out of high school for more than 10 years, she says
that it took a little time to get back in the routine of
studying. Trying to balance study time with family time has been
challenging. Many nights she stays up late or either gets up
early in the morning in order to complete her class assignments.
Often her evenings are filled with a mixture of family and study
“My decision to go back to school wasn’t an easy one,’ she says.
“It was something I contemplated. I was unsure if I could pull
it off trying to juggle assignments, family time, and parental
“When you become a mother you quickly learn how to multitask.
Doing homework with a two-year-old on my lap, a four-year-old
giving me the most fabulous hairstyle, and a nine-year-old
practicing the flute can be a challenge,” Evans adds.
“I have an awesome, hard-working husband who is very supportive
of my decision to further my education,” says Evans. “From the
first time I mentioned going back to school to my husband, he
was behind me 100 percent.”
Along with her husband, she says her mother and grandparents (Hershell
and Clara McGee) offer help and support whenever they can. Evans
says without the support of her family she wouldn’t be where she
is today. Evans also says the DCC faculty and staff have been
both encouraging and supportive to her.
“I have been blessed to have some great teachers at DCC,” she
Evans regularly encourages others to attend DCC to continue
their education by acknowledging the variety of program
“Although going back to school is certainly not easy, it is
worth the sacrifices. If you truly want it and put forth the
effort required, you can and will succeed,” Evans says. “No
matter what mistakes you’ve made in the past, move forward. You
can’t change past mistakes, but you can make better decisions
and improve your future.
“Continuing your education can build your confidence and give
you a sense of accomplishment. Determination will pay off,” she
For more information about the DCC Science/College Transfer
Program, contact Cathy Pulliam,
Assistant Coordinator of Recruitment and Enrollment Management,
at 434.797.8538; toll free at 800.560.4291, est. 8538, or
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