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.)
DCTC Alumni Advisory Board
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.
Arlette Cuevas Renteria
I wanted to serve on DCTC's Alumni Advisory Board because… I wanted to give back to the school that gave me so much and empowered me to grow.
When I was a kid, I wanted to be an… An Archaeologist, history is my favorite subject and Egypt was full of wonders at one point.
My absolute favorite thing to do is… Cuddle up with my daughter… She still likes it and I know these moments are fleeting.
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.
DCTC's greatest asset is… The personal connections, relationships and resources made early and kept for years to come.
My proudest career accomplishment so far is… Surviving my first year as a full time solopreneur.
My absolute favorite thing to do is… Anything outdoors… Backpacking, archery, biking, snowshoeing... and sampling local craft beers.