Changing a Life
Changing a Life
Kecia Maxwell puts it very simply -- attending Ozarks Technical Community College was a life-changing
"I would recommend that anyone who wants a change in their life visit OTC. I feel that I have been able to
follow my journey and succeed in whatever I put my mind to," said the Fair Grove native.
The changes in Kecia's life are due in large part to an OTC Foundation scholarship that she says helped her
get an education without taking out many loans.
The dental hygienist says she came to OTC because of the challenges the College offered.
"I think OTC upholds a high academic standard for all students. The instructors at OTC are the best and really
care about what the students are learning," Kecia said.
Kecia, who plans to stay in Springfield and work as a dental hygienist, said she sees herself in a different light
by attending OTC.
"At first, I had to overcome being a first-generation student. College was a new territory for me. Just simply
applying or having the knowledge of where to start was difficult for me," she says.
"Today, I am a successful woman with great opportunities to excel in whatever I choose. I have grown into
an intelligent woman with a great knowledge in dental hygiene."
Kecia, married with three children, says every instructor she had "was a breath of fresh air."
"They greatly care for all. I feel that I am the best at what I do because of what I learned, thanks to the
instructors at OTC," she says.
And Kecia doesn't hesitate in recommending OTC to others.
"I would recommend OTC to anyone who wants a chance to make a difference," she says. "My life is better
after attending OTC."