Carolyn Szatkowski's plan to take creative writing classes for one year, evolved into a ten-year educational pursuit. Faculty Lois Roma-Deeley and Ryan Stone made this such an engaging and worthwhile experience she kept coming back for more. Carolyn’s initial goal to “expand one’s horizons,” developed into a lifelong friendship with Professor Roma-Deeley. This friendship, coupled with Carolyn's passion for education and the creative writing process, has been the guiding force in establishing a Creative Writing Scholarship here at PVCC.
Carolyn’s commitment to this college was recognized by the college president and soon Carolyn was serving on the PVCC Philanthropy Council. Carolyn currently serves as Community Advocate for the President of the College. From the moment she stepped on campus, Carolyn found it to be a welcoming educational community; very willing to guide and support the potential student. Carolyn has been instrumental in sharing the PVCC story with our community.
Carolyn’s experience reminds us that learning is a lifelong journey and even though you may have completed a higher education degree or two, the thirst for learning may certainly be satiated at your local community college. Carolyn is committed to letting others know that Community Colleges are a major player in the development of the community and an integral part of the social, educational and environmental fabric.