Louisiana native finding solace, fellowship within the cowboy state

Laramie County Community College offers a diverse community for a person to engage in. Booming with students between the ages 18 and 65, and faculty from all corners of the world and walks of life, LCCC is a place to get a degree, work and make new friends.

Freshman Courtney Williams has found a new home here at LCCC. Originally from Louisiana, Williams enjoys the climate, the beauty and the people of Wyoming.

“LCCC is a wonderful campus, actually,” she said. “The teachers are wonderful. There are a lot of student resources available and a ton of free things, which is good for broke college students.”

When she’s not in class, Williams enjoys makeup, being with friends, reading and “going on spontaneous adventures.”

Before she lived in Louisiana, Williams helped take care of her grandparents and said the nursing home staff was, “so welcoming and kind,” that it inspired her to become a nurse. After graduating from LCCC, Williams plans on working as a registered nurse and transferring to the University of Wyoming, where she will finish her four year degree.

Williams recently joined InterVarsity Christian Fellowship. InterVarsity’s vision statement claims that it wants to “see students, faculty, and staff transformed, the campus renewed and world changers developed.” Enjoying InterVarsity so far, Williams plans on attending more of the club events.

“I joined InterVarsity because I needed a group where I could be around people who love God and share the same beliefs as I do,” Williams said. “Plus, the bible studies are awesome.”

Like Williams, students are encouraged to join clubs such as the Rotaract Club, the Running Club and the International Ambassadors Club. These are just a few options for students to consider when thinking about joining a club on campus.

If students become interested in joining a club they are encouraged to contact the club adviser or Zeke Sorenson, coordinator of Student Engagement & Diversity.

“I can talk to them about the club and get them in touch with the adviser,” Sorenson said. “If there isn’t a club on campus available that they wish was on campus, they can also talk to me and I can walk them through if it would be a viable club that could work on campus and talk them through how they would go about starting a club on campus.”

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