Early College Newaygo County Featured Alumni: Tyler Burns
Tyler Burns, alumni of the first Early College cohort of students, graduated Spring of 2016 from Newaygo High School. He received his high school diploma and his associate degree from Muskegon Community College, simultaneously, as part of the Early College Newaygo County (ECNC) program.
Tyler said that he joined the ECNC program because he was excited by the opportunity to earn a free associate degree in a new program that had an exclusive feel to it. When asked what advice he might give to a future student excited about the program, Tyler said...
...“Do it! Try your best to get into the Early College program. It will pay off!”
As part of the program, Tyler explained how the ECNC mentors, the college-level courses, and working while enrolled in school, taught him the importance of time management and being organized.
This fall he began attending Northern Michigan University to pursue his bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice. He loves public safety and hopes to one day serve as a police officer with the training of an officer, a fireman, and a paramedic.
The ECNC program is a 3-year program in which students apply during grade 10, begin participating in the program during grade 11, and complete the program after grade 13. Students from these public high schools are eligible to apply: Fremont, Grant, Newaygo, and White Cloud.
To learn more about Early College Newaygo County or to pick up an application, visit us on the web at www.ncresa.org/ecnc or contact your local high school counseling office. For additional questions, please feel free to contact: Cheryl Flannery, Dean of the ECNC program, at (231) 777-0308 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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