“Oh, my God, this school is awesome! Seriously, I’ve never had a better experience, and all these knowledgeable people keep you moving right along.”
“I’m not a traditional student, so I knew this was gonna be a challenge for me. But it’s a challenge that I’m really up for,” says Gail Hunt, with real conviction. “I actually kind of stumbled into this whole new direction because I got carpal tunnel syndrome through work. So a Workers’ Comp counselor explained all my career options to me, and I decided to get trained in graphic design. What I really want to do with my life now is to work with very young kids—as a teacher—and show them all the wonderful things they can create with the computer,” says Gail.
Gail reports, “I’m just going to finish up at SMC and then transfer to Northridge for my Bachelor’s. I knew that none of this was gonna be a cakewalk, but SMC is a place you can come to study with a feeling of confidence. You’re going to meet people who will literally take you by the hand and walk you through the process, so you’ll never feel lost or alone,” says Gail. “Like Stu, who runs our computer lab with all this amazing new equipment. I love that guy, and he’s just hilarious!”
“I feel so blessed to be able to take this time to make some big changes in my life,” says Gail. “I just somehow knew that I wasn’t just going to be a housewife forever. And now I’m even learning how to touch-type. Online!” she says with delight. And SMC has recently become a ‘family affair’ for the Hunt clan. “My son, Giovanni, is just about finished up with his first year at SMC,” says Gail with pride. And she adds, “No matter what stage of life you’re in, just come to SMC with an open mind. There are so many programs here to help you along that you won’t miss a beat. Just relax and drink in all this great experience.”