Student Success Stories

Creating opportunities and changing lives

Biological Sciences

EGCC TRIO alumni
goes far with transfer


Tianna Cobb is a former Eastern Gateway student who studied under the Associate of Science – Biological Sciences program before going on to graduate from Baldwin Wallace University in their Pre-Physical and Athletic Training program.  She currently is an Athletic Trainer, a Faculty Member and an Advisor for the Sports Medicine minor at Case Western Reserve University.

Tianna was like many students who were not quite sure what they wanted to do in their future careers. She knew she liked hard Sciences and even started the Respiratory Therapy Program but immediately knew it was not for her. She became a TRIOS student and started receiving advising advice from…

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Tianna Cobb

Teacher Education

Teacher Education Student’s drive inspires college


Jessica Lynch is an EGCC Teacher Education student and a great source of inspiration for Gators everywhere. Her story is one of perseverance rooted in a passion for teaching.

“Prior to the year 2017, I was an average, healthy, young adult who worked a full-time job at a daycare center & went to school full time at another community college. Three months after I had my daughter, I became sick with Pulmonary Hypertension. Pulmonary Hypertension is a progressive lung & heart disease that ultimately ends in death. I was told in April of 2017 to be prepared for the worst & to spend as much time as I can with my daughter & fiancé…”

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Jessica Lynch

Radiologic Technology

EGCC Alumnus and Healthcare Hero Shares his Rad Tech Training


This student story features Aaron Straney, a 2012 graduate of the Radiologic Technology program at EGCC and current Radiology Supervisor at Holyoke Medical Center in Holyoke, Massachusetts. He’s licensed in Radiography and Computer Tomography(CT Scans).

Aaron enjoyed his time at EGCC immensely. From his clinical site at Trinity to his colleagues and the EGCC instructors, he felt supported and prepared. “They’re all passionate and dedicated. This rubbed off on me. I’m at a teaching hospital right now and am using a lot of what I learned from instructors at EGCC. I feel like I can give that knowledge to the students at my hospital.”

With Aaron’s role in healthcare, he…

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Aaron Straney