If it wasn’t for the
Southeast Nebraska Career Academy Partnership (SENCAP), Trevor Kuhlmann would
not have been able to graduate from Northwest Missouri State University in
three years instead of four, allowing him to save time and money.
“I was able to get a whole
year (or 30 credit hours) knocked out in high school, and that allowed me to
get a head start on my collegiate career and fast-track me in my higher
education institution,” he said.
Kuhlmann attended Pawnee City
High School and decided to enroll in SENCAP to help him transition into
college. It’s a decision he does not regret and encourages others to do the
“I gained a stronger work
ethic by taking these classes as I had to learn how to manage my time with my
assignments and make sure I met deadlines and study more efficiently to keep up
with my course load,” he said.
He said being in SENCAP
allowed him to get involved in classes that interested him, and eventually he
found out what he wanted to study in college. He graduated in May from
Northwest with a bachelor’s in Agronomy with a minor in Precision Agriculture.
“My future goals are to start
my career in a field of work that I love and to be able to help farmers get the
most out of their investment in the soil,” he added.
For other students who may be
considering a similar path, Kuhlmann said it’s an opportunity everyone should take
advantage of if possible.
“I believe every student should
seize this opportunity which is being offered to them through the SENCAP
program,” he said. “I really enjoyed my classes, and they helped me grow and
form beneficial habits I still utilize to this day with my schooling and in my
For more about SENCAP, click here https://www.southeast.edu/sencap/