Karen MunozReceived the Levine Scholarship as a Foundation Ambassador
Karen Munoz began her collegiate journey in Career and College Promise, a program that allows juniors and seniors to earn college credit (tuition-free) while still in high school. After graduation, Karen accepted a Levine Scholarship through the Foundation Ambassador program. "It allowed me to attend school when there was no other way to pay for college," she said.
She quickly became a Certified Nurse Aide and applied to nursing school. Upon acceptance, she took a semester off to re-evaluate her career goals and decided she wanted to pursue medical school to become a doctor. "CPCC offered me the opportunity to explore different career options and take a variety of classes so I can decide who I truly want to be," she said.
With tuition covered, Karen was able to focus on academics and getting involved. As a Foundation Ambassador, she assisted in Foundation events where she met many influential people who have made college possible for other students through their generous philanthropy.
"I have enjoyed getting involved with all of the events of the college and learning more about how the college works," she said.
Karen graduated in May 2018 with her associate degree with plans to transfer to UNC Charlotte.