Everyone is so inviting and helpful at M State, and that’s what I love the most about going here. I really thought I’d be an outcast considering I am a mom, but I made many friends from all walks of life within my program, and we all are still cheering each other on.
I currently work at Job Service North Dakota as an employment advisor. My team is amazing and so supportive of me going to school. Without them, I wouldn’t have ever thought about going to school. They saw the potential in me that I didn’t.
After I did a college visit, I loved the size and the overall atmosphere at M State. As I met students and staff within the program, they made me feel as though I belong, and I knew I made the right decision. I love helping people, and HR is a guaranteed field of work. Knowing that I could work in any field with an HR degree is a bonus, as well.
Now I want to be the first one in my immediate family to get a degree. I also want to prove all the doubters wrong – with me having my daughter my senior year of high school, a lot of people thought I wouldn’t graduate. But I did, and now I’m in college, which to me is just the cherry on top.
Alicia Tribble was recently awarded the Fargo Moorhead Human Resources Association’s 2020-2021 academic scholarship. She expects to graduate with her AAS degree in May 2021.