Tabitha Pocock did not come directly to Terra State Community College after graduating from Norwalk High School in 1998. She moved to the Indianapolis area, worked various jobs and started a family. In 2006, Tabitha headed back to northwest Ohio to be near her family and settled in Clyde.
Upon her return to Ohio, Tabitha was a single mom and needed to do something. “I started looking into college to get a degree,” she says. “Terra State was close and I was able to easily commute.” Tabitha submitted an application for the work-study program and was called that same day. “I started working by filling in at the truck driving academy when it was at Terra State. I was working at the college part time while going to class full time.” She also worked at the Kern Center.
Tabitha graduated in 2008 with an Associate Degree in Accounting. “I did not graduate high school with a great grade point average,” she says. “I graduated with over a 3.0 grade point average from Terra State.” She credits her professors for helping make this possible. “Jack Fatica was my favorite. He was amazing. He taught my accounting classes. He was always open and you could go to his office and ask any question. Jack was always compassionate to his students. A lot of teachers were like that.”
Length of Study
2 years, Full time
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