North Central Missouri CollegeBrandie

Hometown: Marceline, Mo.
Major: Business and technology

Brandie’s challenges are different than those of many traditional college students – she juggles schoolwork with a job and family responsibilities. As a nontraditional student, she wants to prove to herself that she can succeed in school at any age. She also wants to show her daughter that hard work pays off.

“I would tell students – who think college is out of reach – a quote that I look at each day. I think it fits perfectly: ‘It is not easy, but it is worth it. Now repeat that every day.’”