Jodi Winters, a liberal arts/English major from Meadville, enrolled at NCC because “I felt that I was being called to. I am a Christian, and I believe that coming here was part of God’s plan for me.” After seeing a flyer for NCC, she felt that the College would be a good match for her.
Her advice to future English majors is to be prepared to do a lot of reading. She says that these students will learn a lot and have fun in their classes. She recommends getting to know professors, perhaps finding a mentor among them, or finding a friend to talk to when going through a hard time.
Winters has faced some challenges in life. Born with cerebral palsy, she has some difficulty walking. In 2019, she had surgery on her ankle and had to wear a brace on her leg. Then she had a subtalar fusion done, which allowed her to walk better without the brace. In addition, a good friend from high school passed away. It was the first time she had experienced grief, and she is grateful for her friends, professors and help from counseling that got her through this sad period.
Her goal is to become a writer, but has political speechwriting in mind as a backup. She plans to transfer to Eastern University in the fall.
She values her time at NCC. “Everything I experienced at NCC allowed me to grow and mature,” she says. “It has taught me not to be afraid to ask for help.”