There's a story behind every big thinker.
Every student that walks through Delta's doors has a unique path that brought them here. Check out some of the stories behind our big thinkers and how Delta has helped them along the way.
Inspired by her mom’s struggles with respiratory illnesses, Hanna is at Delta studying
respiratory care and wanting to make a difference.
See Hanna's story.
It took a few years, but after attending Delta as a dual-enrolled student his senior
year of high school, James returned to discover his future career in pharmacy.
See James's story.
Joseph took a break after high school. Working as a pipefitter, he discovered his
ability for drafting and designing. He is now at Delta studying mechanical engineering.
See Joseph's story.
ReAnna grew up in the Thumb, surrounded by livestock and miles of crop fields. ReAnna’s
plan for the future is to manage her own dairy farm.
See ReAnna's story.
While originally planning to go to art school, that all changed for Sam Rechsteiner
when he took a calculus class in his senior year of high school.
See Sam's story.
Aleisha’s mother is a nurse, so she thought she’d be one too. But then she realized
that teaching was another way of helping people.
See Aleisha's story.
Jessica used an opportunity with Delta’s student-run newspaper to become more outgoing.
It’s preparing her to work in the service-oriented field of hospitality management.
See Jessica's story.
Growing up around a family-owned machining business gave Logan a passion for design
and manufacturing. At Delta, he’s gaining high-tech skills he can use back at the
See Logan's story.
Jessica thinks everyone should enjoy going to the dentist – just like she does. Training
as a dental assistant, she’s getting the skills she needs to give people great experiences.
See Jessica's story.
Jessica came to Delta College thinking it was just a stepping stone to a stable career.
But she discovered so much more.
See Jessica's story.
Julian Winchell was thinking about a career in the medical field, but didn’t like
the “gory” stuff. His love of chemistry and problem-solving has focused him on the
See Julian's story.
Clinton has used on-campus opportunities to become more outgoing and succeed in his
criminal justice program. He’s also built his skills in the Army National Guard.
See Clinton's story.
Justine bounced back after struggling in her first nursing program and found the perfect
fit at Delta College.
See Justine's story.
A tennis-teaching pro after high school, Dustin decided he wanted to “serve” in a
different way. He came to Delta to start a career in criminal justice.
See Dustin's story.
Patty decided it was time for a career change. She’s now a recent Delta graduate and
working as a surgical technologist.
See Patty's story.
After years in an office setting, Heather boldly set out to do what made her happy. She’s
now at Delta, training to be an electrician.
See Heather's story.
With a passion for working on automobiles, Nathan found the perfect opportunity –
Delta’s GM Automotive Service Education Program.
See Nathan's story.
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Jacquelyn didn’t start college with a career in mind. At Delta, she found her calling
and got the support she needed to pursue a job in communications.
Watch Jacquelyn's video.
After being discharged from the U.S. Marine Corps, Richard became a better student
with Delta’s help and is on track to the career he wants.
Watch Richard's video.
With a lifelong interest in how things work, Caleb knew engineering was for him. Advanced
labs and scholarship support made Delta College the perfect place to start.
Watch Caleb's video.
At Delta, Taygen could continue playing the sport she loved while getting the complete
college experience she was looking for.
Watch Taygen's video.
A working mother, Delta’s flexibility gave Kenyita the options she needed to fit school
into her busy life.
Watch Kenyita's video.
A working mother of two, Melissa found the flexibility and support she needed to get
her degree and land two jobs in respiratory care.
Watch Melissa's video.
Wanting to “shift gears” at her company, Kari got the added education she wanted at
Delta without disrupting her work and family schedule.
Watch Kari's video.
Steven thought he was stuck in the career he’d already started. Through Delta, he’s
seen the doors open and is pursuing a medical degree.
Watch Steven's video.
Adelina was worried to start college, but Delta supported and motivated her to start
her college education.
Watch Adelina's video.
1,724 students earned a degree or certificate in the 2016-2017 academic year
94% of Delta College students said they would recommend Delta to a friend.
1 in 4 area high school students chose Delta last year.