Student Spotlight: Victor Reyes, III

About you:

I am a member of the Lac du Flambeau Band of the Lake Superior Chippewa, a traditional student, and have one son.

Why did you decide to pursue a college degree with Lac Courte Oreilles Ojibwa Community College?

I wanted to give back to my community and my tribe.

How is Lac Courte Oreilles Ojibwa Community College different from other college options?

Lac Courte Oreilles Ojibwa Community College is different because it is native and I love that, it feels like home.

What has been your favorite class so far?

My favorite class has been AODA Interviewing Skills.

What student organizations are you a part of? Why?

I am signing up for work-based learning, I like being of service to others.

What advice would you give someone who is undecided on starting college?

School is like investing in yourself, if you want to fulfill your dreams, knowledge is power.

What will you do after you complete your degree with Lac Courte Oreilles Ojibwa Community College?

After I complete my degree I will work at Gookomis Endaad, a Native American Drug and Alcohol treatment center.

What does it mean to you to attend college in our local community?

It means I am fighting for a better life. And I want me son and family to see that and hopefully spark hope in others.

What does it mean to you to attend a Tribal College?

Attending a tribal college means that my people are flourishing after years of suppression, I want to be part of the rise!

What else would you like to share?

Never give up!

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Hayward, WI 54843

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Hayward, WI 54843


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