Success coaches help VC student stay motivated
Victoria College student receives support and motivation in second attempt at a higher education
VICTORIA, Texas – Victoria College student receives support and motivation from success coaches during his second attempt at a higher education.
In 2013, Christopher Insley originally enrolled at Victoria College. Due to a lack of motivation, poor study habits and ineffective time management, he ended up dropping out.
“I took my opportunities for granted,” Insley said. “I went to class, but I didn’t do my homework. I wasn’t mature emotionally. I didn’t care a whole lot.”
In 2018, Insley returned to VC with a new attitude and determination to finish what he started.
“I wasn’t happy with where I was,” Insley said. ““If I wanted to make a change, I had to do it myself.”
In 2020, Insley graduated from Victoria College with an Associate of Arts degree. Currently, he is pursuing an Associate of Applied Science degree in process technology at VC. He plans to obtain a bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering.
The 26-year-old detailed his higher-education journey in the Victoria College Foundation’s “What’s Your Story?” essay contest. He was named one of the $1,000 scholarship winners.
“I felt like I had failed the first time,” Insley said. “But sometimes you have to fail before you can actually realize what you want to do.”
According to Insley, his inspiration during his return to college were his girlfriend of seven years, Shelsey Gonzales, and his father, Randolph Insley. He was also motivated by his success coaches at VC.
“They helped keep me in check,” Insley said of his success coaches. “When you start out on your journey and prepare to be an adult in the world, it helps to have people help you. I took all the tips and other advice I got from them to do what I’m doing today.”
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