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Bev Pettiford


“ It is NEVER too early to LEARN and NEVER too late to EDUCATE! ”

What are you studying?

With five children (four with various levels of Asthma), I have been fascinated with lungs. My 16-year-old granddaughter has Acute Myeloid Leukemia and received a lung transplant in 2011, so needless to say, when I grow up, I want to work in the Respiratory Care profession.

What is the best thing about QCC?

This is the hardest question! There’s such diversity and a wealth of opportunities. Academia is of the utmost importance, but being able to participate in various clubs and activities has motivated me when I’ve felt like “giving up.” Having a seat on the Student Senate, being President of the Psi Beta/Psychology Honor Society and being a staff writer for The Open Door student newspaper gives me a chance to feel needed and useful to the college. I’m also inspired by other students who are so focused and know exactly what path to take.

When do you plan to finish?

Obviously I’m not on the two-year plan; I have been enrolled at QCC since 2009. I had many prerequisites to fulfill to enter college and I am now finally taking the prerequisites for the Respiratory Care program. QCC’s convenient scheduling has allowed me to attend school and tend to my family’s health issues.