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Andrea J. Burney, APR

Director of  Public Relations


Tiffany A. Evans

Science/College Transfer


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 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 time.

“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 responsibilities.

“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 says.

Evans regularly encourages others to attend DCC to continue their education by acknowledging the variety of program offerings.

“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 adds.

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 click here.


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