Shared by Stephanie Harlien - 10/18/2016

I was a Master's student at TAMUCC from January 2011 - December 2012. I graduated with a 4.0 with my MS in Counseling. I was in the ELITE Program my entire time during my graduate career. The ELITE Program helped me with networking, finding friends and mentors within my program, allowed me to print for free, and helped me receive scholarships during my Master's. If it was not for the ELITE Program, I would have had to spend more time worrying about paying for my education and other education-related expenses (e.g. printing); I probably would not have been able to have graduated with a 4.0 as well.

One of my best memories from my graduate career at TAMUCC was being able to attend a spectacular week-long workshop. ELITE made that possible, and I did not have to pay for major meals, the hotel, or any other tuition expenses. Without ELITE funding, that trip would not have been possible for me.