Star Scholar Monique Harvey knew she would attend Kennedy-King College before she knew she would be able to earn her associate degree for free. Interested in studying media, Monique’s research led her to the Media Communications program at Kennedy-King when she was still at Chicago Vocational Career Academy.

“Kennedy-King was a great choice. I learned so much by listening and watching the faculty, and there is so much opportunity! I even had my own radio show every Thursday,” she said.

Monique kept busy while at KKC, as a part of the Phi Theta Kappa honor society, One Million Degrees, and Transfer Scholars. She also loved the support she received from faculty, staff, and other students, saying “I feel like I have another family – I’ve networked, received so many opportunities, and most importantly, I’ve gotten lots of love and support.”

She especially appreciated Dr. Enid P Wells, who she says supports her students in so many ways. If a student needs help with class, help getting food or clothes, or any other help, Dr. Wells is there and looks for nothing in return. “She is just a loving person – she is a mother first and you see that and feel that. She treats everyone the same – and I really appreciate her. She’s like a second mother to me,” said Monique.

Monique will walk across the stage on May 4th, earning her associate degree in TV broadcasting before heading to Columbia College Chicago, which has long been her four-year college goal. With a number of scholarships under her belt, she will also, impressively, earn her bachelor’s degree in television at no cost to her.

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