Heather Yager: My Cecil Story

Heather Yager

"I relocated from New Jersey to Maryland as a result of the Base Realignment and Closure initiative. This move led to a career change for me. I was initially hired as a programmer at Aberdeen Proving Ground, but I quickly decided I wanted to get into engineering. That’s when I decided to start taking classes at Cecil.

The class sizes at Cecil were a big plus for me because a smaller ratio of students to teachers allowed for more exploration. At Cecil, I was also encouraged to become more involved in the community through programs like STEM outreach. I graduated with highest honors in May with four degrees, which are chemical engineering, electrical engineering, mathematics and physics.

I am now pursuing a Bachelor of Science in electrical and computer engineering at Morgan State University while working full time on my career at APG. Cecil provided me with an affordable and quality education close to home. It also prepared me to enter a four-year program with confidence and the skills necessary to succeed."