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Oct. 9-13 is National Transfer Student Week

Megan Hartman
Megan Hartman transferred from SCC to Peru State College.

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 anything.  

“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.


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