Dec 12, 2011

Student Profile: Dawn Goerger

Name: Dawn Goerger
Grade Year: Senior
Degree: Bachelor’s
Major(s): General Studies, Minor in Education
Hometown: Crystal Lake, IL
What’s the best thing about being a student at Columbia College?: The flexibility of online classes fit into my lifestyle.
How do you serve your community, your college, or your country?: I am an active volunteer with NISRA (Northern Illinois Special Recreation Association), which provides park district type programs for children and adults with special needs.
If you could design a course at Columbia College for fun, what would it be called?: Gourmet Cooking
What do you value most in life?: My family and friends
Where do you see yourself in ten years? How does a degree from Columbia College fit into those goals?: I would like to have a job in an area that I love and feel happy and content with my choice. Hopefully my degree from Columbia will allow me to seek that perfect position!
Who inspires you?:  The children with special needs that I work with at NISRA programs because they are so willing to look beyond their disabilities and try hard to accomplish their dreams!
When you’re not studying or fulfilling other obligations, how do you spend your leisure time?: Reading, shopping, cooking, crocheting, and spending time with family and friends.
What makes you laugh?: Lots of things—people, TV shows, myself…