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Student Spotlight Archives

The Student Spotlight profiles current and former students with inspiring personal stories of dedication, perseverance and academic achievement. If you know a student who should be highlighted in our Student Spotlight, please let us know.

nicole harris

Nicole Harris

Nicole's life is a story of overcoming bullying, living with blindness, and always finding a way no matter how winding the path. Her educational path hasn’t been a straight line  ...Read More

melba madrigal

Melba Madrigal

Skyline College and Cornell University alumna Melba knows what it takes to transfer successfully – and she wants to help other community college students transfer  ...Read More

jorge murillo

Jorge Murillo

By the time Jorge was a sophomore in high school, missing school was a habit. Living in a small apartment with six family members, caring for younger siblings  ...Read More

irene yim

Irene Yim

How many students do you know that have been awarded 16 scholarships in four years? Irene has accomplished this academic achievement with hard work and dedication  ...Read More

shannon fox

Shannon Fox

Before Skyline College, Shannon did not realize her potential. Nearly three years ago, Shannon, a Pacifica native who became a mother at 21, was working full-time for  ...Read More

vanessa chosa

Vanessa Chosa

If you had to choose one word to describe Vanessa, it would likely be “potential.” It’s difficult to imagine this confident and studious young woman as a fifteen-year-old  ...Read More