Meredith Dhillon: From fearful student, to physician’s assistant
Laurel Ridge associate of science graduate Meredith Dhillon (’12) has transformed herself from a 16-year-old girl living on her own, to a physician assistant specializing in mental health.
Omayra Diaz: Campus Talk Leads to University Research Experience
Computer science student Omayra Diaz has had a rare opportunity while at Laurel Ridge – she was selected by Indiana University for a paid Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) funded by the National Science Foundation.
Shane Sawyer: The sky is not the limit for engineering student
Laurel Ridge engineering student Shane Sawyer’s dreams are out of this world. The Central High School graduate plans to transfer to the University of Virginia to study aerospace engineering after earning his associate degree at Laurel Ridge. Ultimately, Sawyer hopes to earn a doctoral degree in astrophysics.
Trevor Riley-Jewell: There is job security in cybersecurity
Before he started studying at Laurel Ridge in 2016, Trevor Riley-Jewell was making $9.25 an hour and struggling to pay his bills. Today, he is working in cybersecurity and pulling in a salary that is “up into the six figures” as a cybersecurity engineer.
Laurel Ridge celebrates grand opening of Jenkins Hall in Luray
Fifteen years after opening the original Luray-Page Center in the former Wrangler annex building on Hawksbill Street, Laurel Ridge celebrated the grand opening of its new permanent site in Luray on Friday, Sept. 10.
Julia Wickersham: Academic Success in a Time of Coronavirus
Not even a worldwide pandemic could keep Julia Wickersham from completing her studies and earning both an associate degree and a career studies certificate this past May.
Jill Cagle: Workforce Solutions’ CompTIA Courses Lead to New Career for Mom of Six
Mother-of-six Jill Cagle is thriving as an IT specialist with Syntelligent Analytic Solutions in Luray where she is one of nearly 20 employees who either have graduated from or are still enrolled at Laurel Ridge.
Beenish Durrani: Dreams Of Walking Across the Commencement Stage
Beenish “Bee” Durrani has always wanted to earn a degree from an American college, but life kept getting in the way.
Jill Cagle: Workforce Solutions’ CompTIA courses lead to new career for mom of six
Mother-of-six Jill Cagle is thriving as an IT specialist with Syntelligent Analytic Solutions in Luray where she is one of nearly 20 employees who either have graduated from or are…
Kareem Jenkins: Pandemic hiatus leads to new career direction
Having his work hours drastically reduced due to the pandemic led Kareem Jenkins to take a serious look at what he wanted to do with his life. The Manassas resident…