CCU Spotlights

Jamie Connell

Jamie Connell

B.S.  Psychology

Hometown: Northglenn, Colorado

I had been trying to get my degree in psychology since 2008. I returned to school at a local community college the same day my mother was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer. As a recovering addict and single mother, it was all more than I could bear, so I struggled through doing a semester here and a semester there -- only to have my degree feel unreachable.

Then I met with an enrollment counselor in CCU’s College of Adult and Graduate Studies about how long it would take for me to acquire my degree at CCU. When she told me a year I knew that I was in the right place! I had felt that still small voice telling me to call CCU but for one reason or another I put it off. Once I learned that it was not far off and it was tangible, I was on fire. I have a passionate love for the Lord as He has saved me from myself and my addiction.

I am now a capable single mother with 3 1/2 years of sobriety and less than a year until I complete my degree. I have never in my life felt so passionate about my education as I do now, with God incorporated in every class and in everything I do! I know I am where He wants me to be, doing what He wants me to be doing.

Anything I can do to help others reach this place of peace, hope and excitement for a better future, I am all in!

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