Mandy Leonard

Ambassador Mandy Leonard

"GTCC opened a door for me and the career I wanted by giving me all the tools I needed to succeed."

Major/Program: Early Childhood Education

Current City: Greensboro, N.C.

Hometown: Greensboro, N.C.

Accomplishments: Honors list, student ambassador

GTCC opened a door for me and the career I wanted by giving me all the tools I needed to succeed. Going back to school was the last thing on my mind and I was unsure of myself at first. But I was able to not only get through my classes but actually excel with the support from my teachers and peers. I also got to become a student ambassador because of GTCC and if I had gone anywhere else, I don’t know if I would have had this fantastic opportunity to represent my college.

Career aspirations: Well, after gradation I hope to become a teacher’s aide or even a full-fledged teacher and work in a promising school. I want to build a long, fulfilling career helping children succeed.

If I had an opportunity to thank the donor who helped me pursue my education, I would say...

I would simply express my gratitude by saying I cannot thank you enough for the opportunity that you provided for me. You helped make my success a guarantee. Thank you so much.