My most memorable moment as a DCTC student was… Getting support to stay in college from my first instructor at DCTC when I needed it the most. It was a point in my life and career when I had to make one of the most difficult, and yet right, decisions. Drop out of college or stay in college while my family and I would possibly become homeless. The help and support from this instructor not only helped me stay in college, but also guided me through to graduation and beyond.
My family would describe me as… A great dad, hardworking, studious, and loves helping other people succeed.
If I were stranded on a deserted island, the three people I would want along are… George Weah, President of Liberia (The world will come out to find him and this will increase our chances of surviving out there.)
Col UG Simon, my best friend who is a military commanding officer in the Nigerian Army. (His military skills and survivor experiences will keep us alive, get us food, and make our location visible to rescue personnel. He will do all he can to keep me alive.)
Mary Kumbah Tambah, my Mom (She will provide me the courage to live. She has been through worse situations and survived.)
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DCTC’s greatest asset is … It’s a small-knit community all under one roof. Our students benefit from getting to know not just their classmates, but their faculty on a first-name basis.
My family would describe me as… Organized, fun, and very loyal
My proudest career accomplishment so far is… I'm always proud to work with staff and faculty that are dedicated to helping students reach their academic and long-term career goals.
I wanted to serve on DCTC's Alumni Advisory Board because… Paying “it” forward is important and when presented with the opportunity I want to serve the DCTC students.
When talking with prospective students about DCTC, I always tell them… Not to be afraid, take the step, DCTC will be there to support you.
If I could go on tour with a famous musician, it would be… Musician – Kid Rock and Group – AC/DC
I wanted to serve on the DCTC Alumni Advisory Board because… My time at DCTC was very impactful in my life and I want to help ensure future students have that same experience.
If I could go on tour with a famous musician, it would be… Garth Brooks — he always seemed like a down to earth, normal kind of person.
When I was a kid, I wanted to be a… A teacher…It's finally starting to come true.
Dale Ryan Grayson
My most memorable moment as a DCTC student was… Starting my first evening class at DCTC and knowing I would succeed.
My proudest career accomplishment so far is… Representing the accused as a Certified Student Attorney for the 10th Judicial District Public Defender's Office. I've had the honor to advocate for many whom have trusted me with their most important right - freedom.
If I were stranded on a deserted island, the three people I would want along are… Elon Musk (brains)
Bob Odenkirk (comic relief)
Gordon Ramsey (food!)
When talking with prospective students about DCTC, I always tell them… that the faculty here care so much about the individual success of their students. I also like to mention many of them have real-life experience in the fields they teach and they use that valuable experience to better prepare their students for their careers.
When I was a kid, I wanted to be a… Firefighter
DCTC’s greatest asset is… their people. The faculty and staff and the effort and heart they put into their work make the college a wonderful environment to grow in.
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My most memorable moment as a DCTC student was… My first day of class as an Interior Design student. It was the beginning of my journey towards a second career and I felt like I had found my place, pursuing my passion with like-minded people.
DCTC’s greatest asset is… Its dedicated instructors that bring a passion for their areas of expertise, industry experience and connections, and a true focus on student development.
My family would describe me as… Loyal. Stubborn. Fun-loving. Sarcastic.