Entries by Dianna Blake

Feature Friday: Find Vision Without Sight—One Student Ambassador’s Story

Nicole is a soon-to-be junior at Wayne State University, majoring in Dietetics. Born legally blind, life hasn’t been easy for Nicole—but she’s not one to give up. That spirit has served Nicole well through many challenges, such as when she switched schools—12 times—dating back to kindergarten. Since starting college, her struggles have mainly circulated around […]

Feature Friday: Student Ambassador Profile of Floridian, Math Nerd and Goal-Setter

Born and raised in Florida, Alisia Colon loves her home state and her school—University of Central Florida. As a sophomore in the Aerospace Engineering program, she’s a self-proclaimed math nerd. One of her favorite classes was Calculus II because she truly enjoys solving problems. Alisia builds confidence by setting personal goals—both short and long term. […]

Feature Friday: Finding Confidence as a Student, Mentor and Family Member

Danielle is a motivated student at Florida Atlantic University, majoring in Neuroscience. When asked about her campus involvement, she told me she loves going to school and learning. Even more, Danielle loves helping other people. Danielle’s experience ranges from being a YMCA camp counselor to a SMART Club scientific mentor. Being an influence to others […]

Feature Friday: Get to know our First Generation American, Motivated Entrepreneur Student Ambassador

If you want to be motivated to get your work done—keep reading! When I met with Michal I knew within the first few minutes that he’s a go-getter. Born in North Chicago to Polish immigrants, Michal is studying Business at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. Michal—a sophomore—has already gotten very involved in entrepreneurship. He’s the […]

Feature Friday: Student Ambassador Profile of Future Speech Pathologist, Life-Changer

Erin Dougherty, a New York native now attending college at Arizona State University, says she plans to work with children once she graduates. A junior in college, Erin has had opportunities to work outside of school, including a job where she was a nanny to a girl with high functioning autism. Erin credits that experience […]

Feature Friday: Future Doctor, Motivated and Mindful Student Ambassador

Neha is a self-proclaimed math geek—and proud of it! Growing up the daughter of an engineer, she’s lived in Tennessee, Oregon, Washington and California, but made her way to Arizona, which is where she’s remained to pursue a degree in Kinesiology. Currently, Neha is a Freshman, attending Arizona State University (Downtown Phoenix) and calls herself […]

Feature Friday: Commuter Student—Future Teacher

Meet Shaloun: A commuter student at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and an English education major! Originally from St. Louis, MO, Shaloun and her family moved to Wisconsin when she was five years old. A go-getter, Shaloun has already had an opportunity to teach young students during an internship where she helped young learners create art. […]

Feature Friday: A Cengage Ambassador Interview from 36,000 Feet

A freshman at Santa Monica College majoring in Sociology, Francisco is one of our newest Cengage Student Ambassadors. As we traveled back to California from the Phi Theta Kappa Catalyst annual convention in Nashville (the second half of his first experience flying, FYI), we talked about his college experience and his work as a Cengage […]