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Montgomery College Student Wins the "Soroptimist Live Your Dream" Award


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Montgomery College Student Wins the "Soroptimist Live Your Dream" Award

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Category: Student Affairs

Published: May 9 2017 12:00AM

Montgomery College TRiO student, Ms. Lakeya McCoy, is one of three winners for the Soroptimist Live Your Dream: Education and Training Awards for Women.

The Live Your Dream Award (formerly the Women's Opportunity Award) assists women who are the primary source of financial support for their families by giving them the resources they need to improve their education, skills, and employment prospects. The recipient of the awards have overcome obstacles such as poverty, domestic violence and/or drug and alcohol abuse. In addition to providing primary financial support for their families, the recipient must be enrolled in, or have been accepted to, a vocational/skills training program or an undergraduate degree program and must demonstrate financial need.

Ms. McCoy is a full-time student and a single mother of two young children. Ms. McCoy stated that she had been told that she should not go to college as a single mother. Nevertheless, she dismissed the discouragement and decided to attend college to pursue a degree. Ms. McCoy started her academic career with developmental courses at Montgomery College. Within five semesters, Ms. McCoy completed her associate's degree in general studies. During her time at MC, Ms. McCoy was a Renaissance Scholar, on the Dean's list, and received many awards such as the Women's and Gender Studies Award. Ms. McCoy is now studying at Towson University and anticipates graduating with a bachelor's degree in deaf studies. After earning her degree, Ms. McCoy plans to join the Army Reserves and continue on to pursue a master's degree.

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