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Tania De Leon
2010 Graduate; Degrees in Administration of Justice & General Education Transfer

"There is no question about FLC helping prepare me for the future. FLC has set my foundation in education and in life."

Tania De Leon

When did you start taking classes at Folsom Lake College (FLC)?

I started taking classes in Fall 2007 after graduating from Rosemont High School.

What is your major?

When I started at FLC I wasn’t sure on what I wanted to major in, so I took general education courses my first two semesters. Administration of Justice had always interested me, so I took the introductory course over the summer with Professor DiCicco, to see if it was what I wanted to do. I absolutely loved it and knew right away that this was going to be my major.

Why did you choose FLC?

I chose FLC since I had heard great things about the campus and the faculty. Many people in the community had also mentioned how gorgeous this new campus was and how it had the latest technology. Knowing how much tuition could be at a 4-year, I knew that going to a community college first would make it a lot easier on me financially. That’s when I decided that I would go to FLC and receive a degree in my major and then transfer into a 4-year.

What was the best part of your experience with FLC?

One of many great experiences at the college was that I was given the opportunity to work in the Student Services Outreach Department. I was able to work within the college that I am attending and help new students in this part of their lives. This position is giving me great job training and skills that I can apply in my future.

How do you feel FLC helped prepare you for the future?

There is no question about FLC helping prepare me for the future. FLC has set my foundation in education and in life. At FLC I was given the opportunity to find the major that I am passionate about. By coming to FLC I learned that Administration of Justice is the direction that I wanted to go in and what I needed to do to reach my educational goals. I have to thank Professor DiCicco for being so passionate about what he does and sharing his life experiences in this career field. What I have learned so far about Administration of Justice is going to be very useful for me in the future. The professors and counselors helped me a great deal to be able accomplish my goals.

What are you doing now?

At the moment I am completing my last semester at FLC. I’m scheduled to graduate with my AA degree in Administration of Justice in Spring of ’10. I will also be completing my general education requirements to transfer into a 4-year college with a Criminal Justice program. I'm also working at the FLC Outreach Department where we have been working on creating a Student Ambassador program for the college.

What would you like to do after you FLC?

After leaving FLC I would like to transfer into the Criminal Justice program at CSUS in the Fall ’10. My goals there are to graduate with a Bachelors Degree in Criminal Justice and use that degree to work in the Department of Juvenile Corrections.

Tania De Leon
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