These Are Our Stories


What does it mean to be part of Brightwood College? Get to know our students, staff, and graduates through their own words and photos.

Peggy, San Antonio - San Pedro

Peggy, San Antonio - San PedroProgram Director“I love working with the students. I love seeing them successful. It’s my passion.”

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Cassi, Nashville

Cassi, NashvilleStudent“I was working a sales job that I absolutely hated, and I realized that I needed to start a career.”

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David, Hammond

David, HammondStudent“My military experience helped me deal with the everyday stresses of life.”

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Kevin, Indianapolis

Kevin, IndianapolisStudent“I played football for a long time, and I even had my stint in the World League.”

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Miranda, San Antonio - San Pedro

Miranda, San Antonio - San PedroGraduate“I came here a year after high school. I wanted to start my career and establish myself.”

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Jean Marie, San Antonio - San Pedro

Jean Marie, San Antonio - San PedroStudent“I put my life on hold to take care of my mom.”

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Faisal, Hammond

Faisal, HammondInstructor“I worked as an anesthesiologist, which is quite different from being a teacher.”

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Fredonia, Indianapolis

Fredonia, IndianapolisStudent“For years, I was all about my family. But I always wanted to be a nurse. It was a dream I never gave up on.”

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Sandy, Nashville

Sandy, NashvilleAdmissions Representative“I spent a good portion of my life in shelters, churches and people’s homes.”

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Rakeea, Nashville

Rakeea, NashvilleStudent“I’m the first one to graduate high school and the first one trying to push through college in my family.”

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Haley, Nashville

Haley, NashvilleCampus President“My life would have been completely different if it were not for education and taking that leap of faith.”

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Richard, Nashville

Richard, NashvilleStudent“I’ve got to give my children something to look at so that they feel proud of me.”

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Katie, Hammond

Katie, HammondGraduate“I didn’t want to be a waitress anymore. I wanted to have a better life.”

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Lee-Ann, Indianapolis

Lee-Ann, IndianapolisCareer Development Specialist“I’ve learned more from my students than they’ll ever get from me.”

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Courtney, Hammond

Courtney, HammondStudent“I was one of those kids that didn’t really want anything for myself.”

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Are you a Brightwood College student, graduate or staff member?We’d love to hear your story!

"How can I make a difference today? That’s my daily question. Coming from circumstances that shaped me into who I am today, I want to give back in a way most of us truly need.

Kimberly, Fort WorthCareer Development Specialist

“I proved to myself that obstacles do come your way, but when you have your mind set on what you want you will achieve it. I’m now a dental assistant!”

Paula, Corpus Christi Graduate

“Technology has always interested me, as well as taking things apart and putting them back together.”

Cory, El Paso Instructor

"I chose the medical field because I want to be able to help people. You have to have a good heart and a lot of patience to work in this field."

Monica, CharlotteStudent

"Having three small children hasn't always been easy, but striving to make sure they are secure is what drives me."

Audreyona, IndianapolisStudent

“No matter how hard my circumstances were, I never gave up.”

Taviona, Riverside Graduate

“I get to help students take that next step and push themselves to be more than they thought they could.”

Joe, El Paso Career Development Specialist

"I enjoy watching students evolve and become responsible, hard-working individuals."

Kendra, Fort WorthStudent Finance Support Specialist

“The proudest moment of my life was when I had my first interview and they offered me the job. I am happy with the place, and I love my job!”

Mariana, Charlotte Graduate

"Students motivate me every day. A chance to speak to them and show them that they do have a chance is extremely rewarding to me."

Elizabeth, Fort WorthStudent Finance Support Specialist

"My motivation comes from seeing my students succeed."

Pamela, HammondSenior Admissions Representative

"I help students take the leap every day. The difference is that I refuse to let them fall. I believe in their success!"

Latanya, CharlotteAdmissions Representative

"You have to believe in yourself and believe that you are worth it every step of the way."

Stephanie, Fort WorthInstructor

“Always follow your dreams even if it seems as if you could never accomplish them. Nothing is impossible!”

Gisselle, Las Vegas Student

“If I can’t be in the Marine Corps anymore and protecting my country, I might as well be protecting people from something else — bad teeth!”

Audrey, Vista Student

“As a first-generation American, first-generation college graduate, and having been a young parent, I am motivated to help my students, many of whom share a similar life experience.”

Alex, Chula Vista Campus President

“My children are my world, and I want them to see their mom as a successful person.”

Guadalupe, Modesto Student

“It has taken me three tries and three different schools to find a place that I enjoy and a career field I love.”

Anna, Friendswood Student

“My parents are both immigrants. Being the first in my family to go to college has made my parents proud.”

Leonor, Vista Student

"No matter what may ever happen to you in life, you can pull yourself out."

Brittany, NashvilleStudent

“I needed to do something hands-on and slightly behind the scenes. So I chose pharmacy technician. The job I am doing is a perfect fit for me.”

Bright, San Antonio - San Pedro Graduate