Give yourself a fresh start this year

Published 12:00 am Tuesday, January 5, 2010

A lot of people this time of year begin the denial process. That is, their New Year’s Resolutions center on denying themselves of things: eating sweets, smoking cigarettes, drinking alcohol … you get the picture.

Why not reward yourself this year? We at Co-Lin specialize in helping those who have ended, suspended or postponed their college educations return to school and succeed.

Our spring semester is beginning and we have plenty of classes and programs regardless of how long you have been out of school. Even if you’ve never attended college, or started, but stopped your college education, we can help. You’d be amazed how easy it is to start or re-start, even if you don’t know what you’d like to do.

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If you’re busy — as we all are — and you want part-time, evening or online classes instead of a full-time schedule, we can help. If you need only a few credits to reach that important associate’s degree and then transfer to a four-year college or university, we can help. Our academic center is just the place for you.

If you want a technical or specialized program aimed at employment in a year or two, we can help. Our career and technical education center has many excellent programs.

If you’re an older student, you’ll be among company; many of our students are in their 30s, 40s, even 50s and beyond.

If you’ve never graduated from high school, we have an excellent GED program.

In this day and age, a college education is almost essential for any good career at the professional level or the technical level.

All it takes is completing a simple application, talking with our counselors and completing the financial paperwork. We have grants, scholarships and aid packages for those who qualify.

Co-Lin Natchez reopened for the spring semester Monday; classes start on Wednesday and enrollment ends on Wednesday,  Jan. 13.

This is one resolution that will enrich your life in so many ways.

Just one simple step is all it takes. Come by beginning Jan. 4, or call us at 601-442-9111.

From all of us at Co-Lin Natchez, have a successful and happy new year.

Teresa Busby is the vice president of the Copiah-Lincoln Community College Natchez Campus.