From Difficult Diagnoses to Landing Her Dream Job

May 7th, 2019 by Erin Fabian

After earning her Associate in General Education from Cape Fear in 2016, Victoria Morrison was diagnosed with epilepsy, a central nervous system disorder, and Hashimoto’s Hypothyroidism — a disease that causes the immune system to attack the thyroid cells. Academic achievement was the one thing Victoria knew would help her. To her, the excitement that came from excellent grades outperformed all other therapeutic attempts.

In the summer of 2017, she received an acceptance letter in the mail from the CFCC Pharmacy Technology program. This opportunity for academic success coupled with the chance to embark on a new career path offered Victoria an instrument to heal from the discovery of her newfound illnesses. With Fall 2017 just around the block, Victoria started piecing her life together — she decided her career path and potential, future workplace, began living a healthier lifestyle and got engaged to her high school sweetheart (also a CFCC graduate).

Now, less than two weeks from graduation, Victoria is employed by a hospital pharmacy, which was her plan. She credits CFCC for helping her find her passion, “In some of the hardest moments of my life, CFCC has helped me strive for better,” said Victoria. “Seeing good grades, instructors’ smiles, and my classmates thrive has given me hope. Four years ago I felt I did not have much hope. But I am here today full of hope, happiness, and prosperity.”

“I am excited to wake up tomorrow and go to the wonderful job that I learned so much about at CFCC. I am excited to go to school on Monday and take two exams because those are some of the last exams I will ever take. I can truly say that I will miss CFCC.”

Once a Sea Devil, always a Sea Devil.

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