We Are Brightwood College


At Brightwood College, we do more than train our students. We brighten futures with real-world knowledge that goes beyond the classroom. Our staff and instructors are by our students’ sides as they take on challenges and celebrate successes. And that support doesn’t end after graduation.

#WeAreBrightwood

The We Are Brightwood project aims to illustrate what it means to be a part of Brightwood College. Through photos and interviews with our students, staff and graduates, you’ll learn what motivates them to succeed and how they’ve overcome obstacles along the way. Check back often for new photos and interviews, whether you’re looking for a little motivation yourself, or just enjoy a good story.

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

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

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

Read His Story

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

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

Cory, El Paso Instructor

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

Leonor, Vista 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

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

Gisselle, Las Vegas Student

“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

“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

“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

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

Taviona, Riverside Graduate

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

Guadalupe, Modesto 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

“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