From Columbia, S.C., to New York City to Richmond, Va., Cristina Mumme has encountered scores of interesting people from all walks of life and has visited places she had only seen in movies.
With her students living more than 7,000 miles away in China, the workday begins incredibly early for educator Ericka McDonald, a graduate of Meridian Community College whose first online English language lesson usually starts around 4:30 a.m.
Since he was four years old, Lauderdale County Sheriff's Deputy Sam Upchurch has known he wanted to work in law enforcement.
For Tracee Wilson, the road to success comes a mile at a time. She's currently a driver for APAC-Mississippi, an asphalt paving and construction materials company. "I really like it," she said of her job.
Meridian Community College graduate Dr. Krista LeBrun uses her passion for education and love for technology to support Mississippi's community colleges in bringing distance education classes and training to their students.