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Meet An

An is a Sophomore at NEO.

What excites you the most about NEO GOLD?

As a sophomore I’ve taking several online classes and I know they can be rough to tackle on your own. Therefore, I’m excited to share my experiences with my mentees and help them succeed during their time here at NEO.

What’s your favorite food?

Chicken nuggets are my go to since I was a baby

What’s the best class you’ve ever taken?

Calculus 1 was probably my favorite because my teacher was basically a human calculator and had so much love for teaching math. Which in return made learning even better.

What is your favorite movie?

I love musicals so Grease would have to be mine.

What would people be surprised to find out about you?

That I was born in Okinawa, Japan.

What is one of your hobbies?

Playing the trumpet! I’ve been playing for about 8 years now and love every second of it.

What did you do wrong or right when you took online classes?

I would always check the page every day and see if there was anything new added. I would make sure I wrote down when things where due and have reminders so I wouldn’t miss the due date.

What’s your favorite holiday?

Mine would probably have to be Christmas. I love having the family all get together for dinner and having some quality time to unwind and talk about our lives.

What would you go viral for on the Internet?

It would probably be me falling off the stage or somewhere embarrassing in public.

What would be your ideal superpower?

This is a tough one… I’d have to pick invisibility.

“I love NEO because the Staff here want you to succeed and want the best for you. NEO may be a junior college but the campus gives you an at home feel that you won’t get at other places. I love that NEO strives to make your first years out of high school the best and helps to prepare you for your next big step in life.”


Meet Amanda

Amanda is a Freshman at NEO.

What excites you the most about NEO GOLD?

The opportunity to work with peers at NEO. My NEO GOLD mentor was very helpful to me in a time that I was very confused and didn’t know who to talk to. I look forward paying it forward by being that helpful person to someone else.

What’s your favorite food?

Fettuccine Alfredo, hands down (adding blackened chicken is always a bonus)!

What’s the best class you’ve ever taken?

General Psychology with Dr. Deichman

What is your favorite movie?

Remember the Titans

What would people be surprised to find out about you?

I get nervous when I meet new people.

What is one of your hobbies?

I love to read. When I get the chance to sit and read, I’ll often continue until I’ve finished the entire book.

What did you do wrong or right when you took online classes?

I underestimated the amount of time that I would spend on each class. I had assumed that I would be able to look at the material and retain it without issue, but I was wrong. Given the amount of information for my courses and the amount of time to retain it, I was spending exactly the amount of hours my professor had suggested.

What’s your favorite holiday?

Christmas, with Independence Day running a close second. I love the feeling of the “magic of Christmas”, and I’ve learned that even becoming an adult doesn’t take that away.

What would you go viral for on the Internet?

Standing up for the underdog.

What would be your ideal superpower?

Does “never getting tired” count?

“What I love most about NEO are the people. NEO staff and students alike are very friendly and helpful. The atmosphere of NEO isn’t intimidating, and it’s easy to get to know new people.”

 
 
 
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