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WC Spotlight - John Turntine, Jr.

John TurntinePosition:  Director, WC Talent Search TRiO Pre-College Program
 
Hometown:  Greenwood, Mississippi
 
How long have you been at WC?  Six years.
 
What were your previous jobs?  I was Director of Education & Career Launch for the Boys and Girls Club of Greater Fort Worth.
 
What is the best part of your job?  The best part of my job is seeing the students we work with graduate and go on to college. This lets me know that our program works, and that we make a difference in these students' lives.
 
Who is the most famous person you have personally met?  I personally met John Quinones who is a TRiO Upward Bound Alum from "ABC’s What Would YOU DO." He is a very nice guy.
 
How would you describe the activity level of campus life?  It is a challenge because we are largely a commuter school. The SSS Program here at WC encourages participants to take part in the campus life activities, and the TRiO programs have promoted and participate in campus organizations and activities.
 
Why is campus life important?  In my opinion, campus life is an important part of the college experience. There is so much more to college than just going to class and studying. Meeting and socializing with people from a variety of backgrounds helps students develop as learners and human beings.


How would you describe the quality of education students receive at WC?  Students at WC receive a high quality education that prepares them for the 21st century and beyond.
 
How would you describe the individual attention students receive at WC?  At WC, students are treated as individuals with varied ideas, thoughts and dreams. They are not just a number or a dollar sign – they are seen as learners with unlimited potential.
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