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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 “Bee” Durrani has always wanted to earn a degree from an American college, but life kept getting in the way.
2018 Laurel Ridge grad Brianna Sine is doing a job she loves right in her hometown. She was recently sworn in as a police officer for Luray Police Department.
The past year has been a challenging one for so many people, including 2021 Laurel Ridge graduate Donna Kelley. The newly-minted registered nurse overcame significant hurdles with grit and grace,…
When Laurel Ridge nursing student Mackenzie Hoover graduates with her associate of science degree in nursing in spring 2022, she will also be receiving her bachelor’s degree from George Mason…