Stories of Excellence – Lianna Marc

Lianna Marc did not know what opportunity awaited her when she began the Career and College Promise (CCP) program at Mitchell. Having been referred to CCP by a high school counselor, Marc saw the program as a good opportunity to take a few general education credits. What she found was a program where she could learn, grow and save money on her path to helping others.  


While she has had a multitude of meaningful experiences in the classroom during her time at Mitchell, Marc’s most memorable course was Anatomy & Physiology with Dr. Danielle Day. “Her method of teaching really placed the information in a perspective where I was able to apply the information,” Marc said, “She was such a blessing in my education.”


CCP, Marc noted, undoubtedly helped her get a jumpstart on her educational career and her calling of helping others. “The cost per credit hour,” she stated, “however small, adds up.” CCP helped her save thousands on her foundational coursework and will allow her to focus her studies at a senior institution. Marc was invited to join the Phi Theta Kappa honor society during her time and has enjoyed building her leadership skills.


Marc will graduate with an Associate in Arts degree in July 2017. She plans to begin nursing coursework in June with ECPI University in June, earn her bachelors in biology/pre-medicine and then continue to medical school. Seeing how her mother, a nurse, has helped others compelled Marc to seek a career as a doctor. Marc recommends Mitchell to students of any age to continue their education and meet their goals, “They care about your future goals and will do everything they can to help.”


Learn more about expanding your goals and achieving your dreams at Mitchell! Explore Career and College Promise opportunities for high school students online or contact Amanda Rhea at (704) 978-5441 or Students of any age can discover degrees and programs Mitchell offers then find out how to apply. For additional support, speak to a counselor at (704) 878-3242 or