(HARLINGEN, Texas) – Jennie Remington is an Education and Training student at Texas State Technical College. She expects to earn her associate degree in Spring 2020.
The 28-year-old is a student volunteer for TSTC Student Life and Engagement and is the TSTC Leadership Academy lead for 2019.
When the Harlingen native is not on campus, she can be found volunteering with her church as the youth leader mentoring girls and women and at the Harlingen Community Theater acting and helping with play productions.
What are your plans after graduation?
After I graduate I will transfer to Texas A&M-Kingsville to pursue a bachelor’s degree in Early Education. I will then return to the University of North Texas (UNT) to complete what I started there – my bachelor’s degree in Theater.
What’s your dream job?
I have a passion for children and for the theater, so my dream job is to become a theater teacher and introduce young children into the profession.
What has been your greatest accomplishment while at TSTC?
My greatest accomplishment is returning to school. After I moved back home from UNT, not sure about my future I had a lot of fear because I was getting older. But I didn’t let that get in the way, I married my two passions and here I am.
What greatest lesson have you learned about yourself or life?
The greatest lesson I have learned is to remember to give yourself grace. You’re never too old to learn, and we should never stop learning.
Who at TSTC has influenced your success the most?
The two people at TSTC who have had the most influence are Student Life Executive Director Adele Clinton and Student Life Coordinator Belinda Palomino. College can get stressful and the weight can get heavy, but these two ladies have been such a blessing and breath of fresh air for me. They are my safe place.
What is your advice for future TSTC students?
My advice for future TSTC students is to take your time – college is not a race, ask plenty of questions and learn a lot – this is the place to make mistakes and if you do make mistakes remember that it’s not the end of the world.