Central Piedmont Transforms lives
As a senior in high school, Jordan Greer focused all his effort into getting accepted to only one university. When that fell through, Jordan found himself in a predicament and out of options.
In high school, Jordan was enrolled in Career & College Promise at Central Piedmont Community College, which allows students the opportunity to earn college credit for free while dually enrolled. Since he was familiar with Central Piedmont, he decided to attend for a brief time.
"I never wanted to come here. The plan was to stay one semester then head off to a university," he said. "Staying for two full years and graduating was not even a thought. But that's just the way the chips fell, and I'm extremely glad they did."
Jordan entered Central Piedmont "rough around the edges in regards to academic success." To say he flourished at the college is an understatement. Jordan was the president of Phi Theta Kappa honor society, and was active in TRIO, Service in Action, Rotaract and Volleyball Club. He even had influential input in the college's new strategic planning process.
Jordan graduated in May 2019 with plans to transfer to a four-year university to major in nursing. His goal is to travel the world on assignment and provide aid for anyone in need.
"I got involved in countless organizations. I made many friends. I got to serve in leadership roles. I was challenged academically. I avoided debt, and I established connections that I'll be able to lean on even after graduating. All of these things helped me realize that everything I was rushing off to find at a university, I had here all along," he said. "If I could go back to my senior year of high school with the knowledge I have now, Central Piedmont would be my first choice."