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Veronica Bumpus

Community college was not part of the original plan for Veronica Bumpus. She had initially attended a four-year university but had to leave for personal reasons. When she was ready to return to college, they required her to complete a semester at BridgeValley Community and Technical College (BVCTC). Her unplanned detour proved to have a silver lining, one that eventually led her to Washington, D.C., to advocate for all of the nation’s community college students.

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Maryam Rose

BridgeValley Community and Technical College (BVCTC) alumna Maryam Rose was ready to start a new life in the United States. At the age of 25, the Iranian immigrant left her home in Shiraz, Iran and moved by herself across the world to W.V. with a dream in her heart: to go to college, sharpen her English skills and work toward becoming a nurse.

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