student success

Ricky Capps' Journey to his Master's Degree

Wed, Oct 05, 2022

Ricky Capps is an adult student with many talents. Not only is he enrolled full-time in the Business Administration program at Vol State, but he is also a personal trainer, a nutritionist, a coach for his son’s little league football team, a Director of Operations at Coca-Cola, and an amateur powerlifter.

Adult Student Anamaria Defied All Expectations

Wed, Jul 06, 2022

Proficient in five languages and a mother of eight, Anamaria Chiscociu is pursuing her dream at Vol State despite her busy life.

“Growing up in Romania, I was very poor. There was not much possibility to chase your dreams,” she said. “When I came here almost eleven years ago to the U.S., I was pregnant with my third kid. Now we have eight children.”

Vol State Student Receives Full-Ride to Lipscomb University

Tue, Apr 19, 2022

Chloe Espinosa is a Vol State student and President’s Ambassador who is graduating this semester with an Associate’s Degree in Visual Arts. Chloe recently landed a full-ride scholarship to Lipscomb University, where she will transfer this fall.

“I was not very involved at my high school,” she said. “Then when I came to Vol State, I just really took advantage of all the opportunities given to me, whether it was the Ambassador program, or an Honors Program, or a Work Study. And I think because of that, I grew as a leader.”

Vol State Adoption Story: A New Beginning for Two Students

Tue, Mar 15, 2022

India Goostree and Karlee Marbry are both students pursuing a degree in the Human Services field here at Vol State, but they have a unique story beyond that, one that goes deeper than students in class together. India is an adult learner who has returned to school to finish her degree in sociology. Karlee is in the middle of her second semester at Vol State hoping to work towards a career in social work.

Vol State Video Production Student Lands a Role With Miranda Lambert and Elle King

Tue, Feb 08, 2022

A passionate actor, director, and musician, Vol State video production student Mason Mecartea is pursuing a career in entertainment. “My dream job would be a professional working film actor,” he said. “My dad used to make a lot of home videos with me. I also did a lot of theater growing up and fell in love with performing.”