After graduating from high school in 2000, Michelle Barnes chose to enter the workforce, working jobs that she felt were not necessarily career options. After her daughter was born, she decided to pursue an education at Northwest State and graduated in 2008 with an associate degree in medical support. While life circumstances forced her to look for work outside her degree area, her NSCC education helped get her a good job close to home. Michelle is now an office manager at Auto Images in Archbold, and her passion for the business field has driven her to pursue a bachelor’s degree. She credits NSCC faculty and staff for giving her the confidence and tools to succeed.