International Student from Haiti
Name: My Keldine “MK” Fenelon
Course of Study: My goal is to one day have my Bachelor
of Science in nursing.
Hometown: Port-de-Paix, Haiti
What prompted you to choose your current course of study? I am from one of the poorest countries in the world. Haiti has the largest portion of people living in poverty and the highest mortality level of any country in the Americas. On January 12, 2010, the most powerful earthquake to hit Haiti in 200 years struck. I was still in Haiti when it happened. It was awful because half of all Haitians lacked any access to modern medical care services. With a high burden of infectious, parasitic and nutritional conditions, Haiti needs health workers and nurses in clinics and hospitals throughout the country to care for patients. That’s is why I want to be a nurse.
What is the best part of attending WC? The best part about attending Weatherford College is how diverse it is, and I also love how it offers a lot of personalized attention from the counselors and advisors in the admissions office to the professors in the classroom.
What are your post-WC plans? My plan is to get my ADN at Weatherford College then transfer to either Tarleton State University or the University of North Texas to get my BSN. After getting my BSN, my career vision is to go back to Haiti and provide affordable health care to marginalized communities there.
What are your favorite things to do when you are not at school or studying? My favorite thing to do when I am not in school or studying is either reading or spending time with my family and friends.
What is your dream job? My dream job is to one day be the great nurse that I know that I can
be and to work in my hometown.
Who has been your greatest hero/mentor? There are two amazing ladies that were there for me when I had no one and was completely lost. I will always be grateful for Beverly Gibbs and Diane Slocum.
What is your favorite book? My favorite book is Redeeming Love.
What has been your favorite course, so far, at WC? My favorite course at WC so far has been English with Mrs. O’Neal. I use to hate writing before taking her class, but she teaches it in a way that I can understand. Furthermore, she believes in me and always encourage me.
How would you describe the campus life experience you’ve had at WC? I would describe campus life at WC as a learning experience because I moved from a different country, and everything here is very different from what I was used to and what I expected. It has been fun
and educational at the same time.
How would you describe the quality of education you have received at WC? The quality
of education at WC is beyond amazing because several learning opportunities and effective programs are offered, and WC offers all sorts of help on campus if a student is struggling with
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