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TP/SS Student Spotlight: Stephanie Hollmann

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Category: Features

Published: 2019-04-09 00:00:01.000

Each month during the fall and spring semesters, the Takoma Park/Silver Spring Campus Council selects a student to be a part of the TP/SS Campus Student Spotlight series. These students demonstrate a strong commitment to both their education and their community, and exemplify how MC empowers its students to change their lives. You can see student spotlights on the Campus webpage here: http://cms.montgomerycollege.edu/EDU/Department2.aspx?id=105483

This month, meet Stephanie Hollmann.

Ms. Hollmann, a D.C. resident who started at MC this semester, chose the College largely because she knew people who graduated from MC and transferred, and they highly recommended the College for its transfer programs, clubs, and diverse campus community.

"They told me how great the College was, and I ended up liking it a lot," she said. "My friends liked the diversity when they came here because they weren't used to that, and I also wanted to see different cultures and meet people who speak other languages."

Ms. Hollmann's parents are originally from Cartagena, Colombia. She and her siblings are bilingual and will be the first generation of their family to earn a college degree. Ms. Hollmann said she is finding MC to be everything she hoped, and that the classroom environment has helped her be more comfortable speaking in front of people.

"When I started college, I knew I should become more outspoken and participate more. That's been easy here," she said. "In high school, I struggled with anxiety and public speaking. I think here, I definitely participate a lot and speak a lot and am not as anxious as I used to be. The environment of the classroom helps a lot because people are not judgmental."

Just before coming to MC, Ms. Hollmann volunteered with the DC Youth Prevention Leadership Corps, which educates high school students about the dangers of alcohol, tobacco, and other drugs. She is interested in public health and wants to turn that interest into a career where she can help others, particularly those struggling with mental illness.

"Growing up I always wanted to do something that involved helping people. Just knowing that there is such a stigma with people who have mental illnesses, I want people to know you're not abnormal or 'crazy.' I knew I wanted to do something that would help."

Below are her answers to the Student Spotlight questionnaire:

1. What is your major?

I am currently doing General Studies but I am interested in Psychology and Public Health.

2. When do you intend to graduate and/or transfer?

I intend to graduate in 2021.

3. What do you like most about Montgomery College?

I like the environment, diversity, and programs.

4. What are some of your hobbies?

I like to read, hike, and draw.

5. What would be your ideal dream vacation?

My ideal vacation would be travelling throughout Europe.

6. What is the first thing you would buy if you won the lottery?

I would buy a house for my parents.

7. What's your favorite childhood memory?

Travelling to Cartagena to spend time with my relatives.

8. What was the last movie you watched?

Jordan Peele's Mystery/Thriller called "Us"

9. What was the last sport or music concert event you attended?

I went to see Colombian artist, J Balvin.

10. What would be your dream job?

My dream job would be a career that involves in helping others.

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