Make-a-List Monday: Community college students

This list is for people who were students at a community college when they disappeared. For the uninitiated, community colleges (sometimes called junior colleges or technical colleges) are open-admission colleges which provide two-year degrees, either an associate of arts or associate of science. They are nearly always public schools and tuition tends to be considerably cheaper than at four-year colleges, free even in some states. The credits earned at a community college can usually be transferred to a four-year institution if the student wants to complete a bachelor’s degree. You can often get your GED there too. More recently, a few community colleges have started to offer bachelor’s degrees in a few select subjects, usually in technical type fields. At Northwestern Michigan College, for example, you can now get a bachelor’s degree in marine technology.

Anyway, on to the collegiate MPs:

Ganignunt AiemsakulMontgomery College
Zabullah AlamNorthern Virginia Community College
Mary Anne AlexieAlaska Career College
Heidi Marie AllenOnondaga Community College
Mildred Gayle BarrettRancho Santiago College
Sandra B. BertolasWaukesha County Technical College
Jonathan James BettsPima Community College
Jacob CabinawNorthwestern Michigan College
Elizabeth Ann CampbellCentral Texas College
Dorothy May CaylorDiablo Valley College
Rachel Louise CookeSan Diego Mesa College
Patricia Alma CorbettMiami-Dade Community College
Jose Guillermo Coria Jr.Allan Hancock College
Michelle Crawford — unspecified community college
Josephine Doris DespardJamestown Community College
Kyle Andrew Carl EpplerSanta Fe College
Augustine Lee FloydNorthwestern Michigan College
Jamie Michelle FraleyGaston College
Jason Rodney GalehouseHillsborough Community College
Robin Ann GrahamPierce College
Zita Cecilia GutierrezMontgomery College
Angela Gray HambyWilkes Community College!
Carole Embery HamiltonMadisonville Community College
Bilial Lamir HammetteMadison Media Institute
Beau Garrett HellerCitrus College
Michelle Antoinette HensonFlorida Keys Community College
Barbara Ann HiltonLake Land College
Artdrunetta Lareann HobbsAtlanta Technical College
Sandra Lee HoplerKeystone Junior College
David Matthew JaramilloWenatchee Valley College
Donyelle C. JohnsonSt. Petersburg Junior College
Donna Haghighat JouSantiago Canyon Community College
Jeannette KamaheleSanta Rosa Junior College
Ryan Jan KempLehigh County Community College
Richard Antoine KeppiSanta Barbara City College
Elizabeth Ann LandePhiladelphia Community College
Tina Louise LaytonAmerican River College
Troy LeSan Diego Mesa College
Cawana Lashay Logan — Daytona Beach Community College, now a four-year school called Daytona State College
Carol Jeanne LubahnEl Camino College
Michael D. MansfieldLincoln College
Cynthia Jane MarlWenatchee Valley College
Marilyn Renee McCownSinclair Community College
Jane McDonald-CroneNorth Harris County College
Dena Viola McHanSan Joaquin Delta College
Indira MontieroManhattan Community College
Katrina MontgomerySanta Monica College
Jeremiah Jamal ParkerBaton Rouge Community College
Stacy A. PennantQueensborough Community College
Stacy Ann PetersonJoliet Junior College
Zebb Wayne QuinnAsheville-Buncombe Technical Community College
Jalesa Chantell ReynoldsHalifax Community College
Rachel Ann RhodesSanta Rosa Junior College
Benjamin Melvin RoselandClinton Community College
Evelyn Audrey SheltonSpartanburg Community College
Austin Jay SmithCitrus College
Dedrick Bernard SmithForsyth Technical Community College
Laurie Allison SmithPima Community College
Kimberly Dawn StewartNorth Central Missouri College
Brian W. SullivanMonroe Community College
Brandon Victor SwansonMinnesota West Community and Technical College
Andrew James ToriiEl Camino College
Robin D. TrivisonnoAtlantic Cape Community College
Charlene Marie VillingerTidewater Community College
Darlene Ann Webb — Daytona Beach Community College, now a four-year school called Daytona State College
Eugene Bush WekesaBellevue Community College

12 thoughts on “Make-a-List Monday: Community college students

  1. forthelost December 1, 2014 / 2:14 am

    I don’t think community college is free anywhere anymore. It used to be free in California, though.

    • Meaghan December 1, 2014 / 6:22 am

      It’s free in at least one state that I know of.

  2. Lauren December 1, 2014 / 4:05 am

    Great idea for a list! I am very impressed that the link for the college is after each one. Your knowledge about community colleges is impressive too I must say.

    • Meaghan December 1, 2014 / 6:59 am

      I’m actually a bit obsessed with colleges and universities. I spend a lot of time on their websites and read the Princeton Review’s best colleges guide every year.

  3. Lissa Kent December 3, 2014 / 4:50 am

    Thanks for that explanation, and the interesting theme. Here in Australia, we don’t have community colleges, but i always assumed they were along the lines of what you explained. Now I know for sure 😊

  4. Cattt December 6, 2014 / 7:11 am

    I knew this list would be long and then it becomes longer with four year schools and up!

  5. Melinda March 29, 2016 / 11:27 pm

    What about Stepha Henry? I believe she was a college student here in Florida when she disappeared; foul play was definitely involved, based on what I’ve read.

  6. Melinda March 29, 2016 / 11:37 pm

    There are many college students who have vanished, when I think about it. There was a girl (her name escapes me at the moment) on Charley Project who disappeared in California.

    Apparently she was from a well-to-do family but she was caught up in drugs and maybe even cult activity.
    I think she went missing in about 2012 or 2013. Supposedly she’d gone missing before, but was found naked and disoriented in another town.
    The second time she went missing, police theorized that her disappearance was possibly linked to her involvement at a “tea ceremony”…illegal substances are ingested in the form of a tea and some side effects include psychosis or even death.

    I don’t remember her name and I’m usually good with names. I just remember your description of her and her case and the fact that she was a student at the time she disappeared.

  7. Melinda March 29, 2016 / 11:43 pm

    On another note, I attended a two-year community college myself and earned my AA degree there.
    I remember somebody saying I was too smart to be in community college but it’s not about how intelligent a person is…it’s what they can afford.

    I didn’t grow up in the best circumstances so I had to make do with community college. The first few semesters weren’t bad at all.
    I enjoyed my classes at first and did the best I could.

    • Meaghan March 30, 2016 / 11:35 pm

      I started attending Ohio State University at Lima when I was 14 years old, and kept going until age 17. OSU-Lima shares a campus with Rhodes State College, a community college (although Rhodes credits aren’t transferable to OSU), and I took a few Rhodes classes as well. I didn’t notice any difference in the quality of either the students or the instruction between the CC and the university.

      OSU-Lima is a lot like a community college. It’s mostly a commuter campus and it’s open-admission, and a lot of students attend for a year or two before transferring to OSU-Columbus, although it offers four-year degrees in nine majors. Attending OSU-Lima is actually a pretty smart idea, since the tuition is cheaper than Columbus and Columbus is increasingly difficult to get into: acceptances dropped below 50% for the first time this academic year.

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