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Enjoying her first semester as a college student, Danielle Rand is considering her options. She is interesting in agriculture, in particular animal nutrition, but is also interested in nursing. Whatever path she takes, Jackson College was her right choice.

After taking two courses through dual enrollment her senior year of high school, continuing with Jackson College just made sense. It was close to home and she was not ready to leave home yet. Her first year is going great so far, and scholarship money helps ease the burden. She received a Fred and Loraine J. Stephens Endowed Scholarship.

“It helps me to not have to take out loans while I’m at Jackson College,” she said. “It helps me not build so much student debt right off the bat. I can wait to take out loans when I get to my four-year college or university.”