Rachel VanHorn: My Cecil Story

"Since I am paying for college completely on my own, quite honestly, the reason I chose Cecil was because it offered me an affordable education. When I arrived here, I realized this was the place for me and I made the right choice.

Cecil has broadened my horizons in too many ways to count. Because of this, I have grown as a person. I have more concrete goals and bigger dreams for myself. I really want to succeed and do something meaningful with my life. I want to be able to graduate from Cecil knowing I made the most of my time here and positively impacted others. I want to be able to help others realize their own potential just like I have.

All of the people at Cecil are truly wonderful. I can’t even begin to list everyone who has been so kind and courteous to me. I feel extremely valued here, and I also like the fact that I am not going to be in debt when I leave after two years."