We at FSCJ love to promote our alumni and their successes, and the stories of our students never cease to amaze us.
One of our graduates, Angelina Noel, has come far in six years, from not speaking a word of English to preparing to graduate from the College later this year.
In 2010, she arrived in the U.S. as an asylee after an earthquake struck Haiti.
That summer, she enrolled in English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) 501 and worked through the courses to finish in the summer of 2011.
After finishing ESOL, Angelina completed English for Academic Purposes (EAP). She then earned her associate in arts degree at Florida State College at Jacksonville and later enrolled in the Bachelor of Applied Science in Public Safety Management (B.A.S.) program.
“If one of us can do it, everybody can do it, you just need to keep swimming and go forward,” Angelina said.
Angelina is on track to graduate from the B.A.S. program this year. To watch Angelina’s inspiring story, click here.