• Dana Legere
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    When Dana Legere started at Brightpoint, she couldn’t conceive how far her college connections would take her. Before transferring to James Madison University, Brightpoint’s 2018 Trailblazer of the Year amassed a sterling leadership résumé — including Student Government Association president, Governor’s Task Force delegate and General Assembly representative — which led to a niche role with a government consulting firm that merges her passions for science and politics.

  • Jason Taylor writing an equation on a glass wall
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    Jason Taylor, an Air Force veteran and a single father, cashed in his GI Bill at Brightpoint to grow his real estate business and be a role model for his 3-year-old son.

  • Erica Mokun, journalist
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    Through her involvement in our campus community, Erica Mokun discovered her passion for illuminating other people's stories through journalism.

  • Geovany Chavarria, education specialist
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    The connections Geovany Chavarria made at the college helped him reimagine what was possible for his future and include a bachelors degree in his career plan.

  • Yvonka Weaver, social worker
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    Two weeks after enrolling at the college to become a social worker, Yvonka Weaver was diagnosed with 3 brain aneurysms. She persevered through her health challenges, and with her college support network, completed her degree and transferred to VCU.

  • Alex Ritchie, VCU student
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    After a NASA internship, leading campus groups, and earning her associate degree in engineering at the college, Alex Ritchie is completing her bachelor's degree at VCU and winning awards for her research.

  • Gervyn Franco, medical student
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    Gervyn Fajardo Franco always loved science, but growing up in Guatemala caring for his quadriplegic father, a career in medicine seemed far out of reach. The college made it feel possible again.

  • Renato Arenas
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    After high school, Renato Arenas took a job as a mechanic because he didn't think he could afford college. But he wasn't happy, so he secured financial aid to start his education at Tyler, now Brightpoint. Now, he's a global IT analyst, helping companies with IT regulations and compliance.

  • Joanna Pottle, Fulbright Scholar
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    The college gave painter Joanna Pottle a strong artistic foundation and the confidence to further her academic and professional career. Now, she's a Fulbright Scholar working in Krakow, Poland.

  • Elena Brancato, PR spokesperson
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    At the college, returning student and single mom Elena Brancato gained the confidence to soak up the full college experience. When she transferred to Virginia Commonwealth University to continue her studies in communications, she was ahead of the curve, having already completed a PR project for a real client.