Megan Hartman has no regrets
about transferring from Southeast Community College to a four-year institution.
The Lincoln native said it gave her the chance to play a sport she loved
without the pressure and price tag of a larger school.
“I decided to go to SCC
because it was close to home and was an affordable option for college,” she
said. “I knew it would be a great place to get my feet wet going from high
school to college. I also wanted to go to a college where I would be given the
opportunity to play softball, and SCC was a good fit for everything.”
SCC offers the Associate of
Arts and Associate of Science degrees within its Academic Transfer program, but
its career/technical programs also are transferrable.
Hartman, who spent two years
pitching for the Storm softball team, was an Academic Transfer student who had
plenty of time to get involved in activities at the Beatrice Campus.
“I enjoyed being a part of
the activities whether it was being a resident advisor, ambassador, student
senate or being on the softball field, community college gave me opportunities
to stay involved and keep a busy schedule,” she added.
In fall 2016, Hartman
transferred to Peru State College, where she is majoring in marketing and continues
to play softball. She said the transition was seamless, and she has made many
lasting friendships at both schools.
“I’ve enjoyed my experiences
at Peru State so far and having professors who are passionate about what they
teach,” Hartman said. “Class size has been similar to SCC, so I haven’t been
thrown into a large class size which was nice.”
Hartman is set to graduate in
May 2018. She wouldn’t change her experiences at SCC and Peru State College for
“I definitely would recommend
other students to go this route,” she said. “It’s a great affordable option and
can really help you form as a person. I’ve loved all of the relationships I’ve
made with people at both schools and enjoyed every step in gaining my associate
and bachelor’s degrees.”
The goal of National Transfer
Week is to bring attention to the collective contributions that transfer
students make and raise their visibility on individual campuses, according to
the National Institute for the Study of Transfer Students. This is the
inaugural National Transfer Week.