Elli Blonde began her college journey as a dual enrolled student when she was just 14. A graduate of Jonesville High School, she accumulated nearly 20 college credits before graduating high school. Finding a love for business and marketing, she went to work after high school. Today she works for the Department of Defense in Battle Creek.
Working in the business world, Blonde recognizes the importance of having a balance between experience and education. This fall she has again enrolled at Jackson College and plans to study business administration and marketing. She has received the Flagstar Bank Scholarship to help with expenses.
“That’s money that I’m not going to have to get a loan for,” she said. “It’s very motivating for me to know that there are people out there who support you finishing your education.”