The Career Pathways Initiative at Phillips Community College of the University of Arkansas – Helena-West Helena has announced the selection of its “Student of the Quarter” for the 2013 fall semester. Kathy Tyner, of Marianna, has been chosen by the criteria set forth by the Career Pathways program. Such criteria includes: academic excellence, personality, and being in compliance with all Career Pathways guidelines for the quarter.
As a nursing major, Tyner, who is raising her 4-year-old grandson, has the drive and determination to balance being a full-time student and grandmother. Since enrolling in the Career Pathways program, Tyner has been a very dedicated student always completing any required assignments with a smile.
“I am married to an awesome man (Dale Tyner) who supports and encourages me and takes care of the grandson while I study,” Tyner said. “There is no way without the assistance from Career Pathways that I would be financially able to attain this goal. Mrs. Deborah Gentry's door is always open, and she is always willing to listen and help in any way she is able. She has really helped me through some tough times. I am so grateful for Career Pathways and Mrs. Gentry. Because of Career Pathways and the services they provide, I am able to attend nursing school to become what God has called me to be!”
Career Pathways is designed to improve the earnings and post-secondary education attainment of Arkansas' low-income adults and help them obtain the skills needed to earn a college degree and marketable job skills. To learn more about the Career Pathways program or to enroll, visit Gentry on the PCCUA campus or call (870) 338-6474, ext. 1081.