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Tracy Ann Simmons

  Major: Psychology
Hometown: Water Valley, TX
Family: Husband-Michael, Son-Tyler
High School: Old Mill Senior High
Attending: San Angelo Campus
Tracy Simmons

Tracy's Thoughts on Howard College

Why Howard College?
Attending a community college has always appealed to me. I love the smaller student-to-professor ratio which allows for a more intimate and nurturing educational experience. It has afforded me opportunities that might not have been available to a non-traditional student within a university. Its smaller enrollment has allowed me, as Student Government Association President, to get to know more students on a personal level and invest in their success on campus and in the community.

Why Psychology?
I have always been interested in the field of Psychology.

Career Goals

I will be graduating from Howard College in May 2015 with an Associate of Science (with an emphasis on Social Science). I have already been accepted to Angelo State University, San Angelo, Texas and will start classes in August 2015. I am majoring in Psychology with a minor in Communications. After graduating with a Bachelor’s of Science I look forward to completing my M.Ed. in Student Development and Leadership in Higher Education. I would be honored to work for either of the institutions that encouraged and inspired me to find my passion and complete my education. I have a passion for those that desire to better themselves through continuing and completing their college education. I understand there are many obstacles that can get in the way of accomplishing our dreams. I want to inspire and encourage others to set and reach their goals.

Favorite Professor
Mrs. Treadwell – She is the most caring and compassionate teacher that I’ve had the privilege of taking while in college.

My Awards / Honors

  • Student Government Association President
  • Fall 2013 - Inducted into Phi Theta Kappa
  • 2013/2014 Outstanding Achievement - English & Psychology
  • Fall 2013 Certificate of Achievement - GPA 3.25 or above

My Clubs / Organizations

  • Student Government Association
  • Phi Theta Kappa
  • STEM

Best Studying Advice
There is no substitute for good study habits.  Cramming before a test will never result in a grade you can feel proud of.

Most Valuable Learning Experience
Being able to attend this year’s Community College Day in Austin at the state capital.  I consider it an honor and a privilege to represent Howard College at such an incredible event.

Relax and Have Fun
Spend time with my family.  I love watching my son play sports.

What I like most about Howard College
I like that I can get a quality education at a price that I can afford.

What I tell future Howard College students
Don’t put off completing your education.  It’s worth every sacrifice.

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