Chelsea Rollins is a student of the world. Upon graduating from Heath High School, she took some time off and moved to Negril, Jamaica for five months as her parents were building a house. She fell in love with the country and Jamaican culture and people. When she returned to U.S., she was only planning on staying for a short period of time and then return to Jamaica. However, on a whim, she decided to enroll at WKCTC in the fall 2011 semester with the idea that it would be beneficial to further her education regardless of travel plans.
“As one can probably deduce, I enjoyed my experience here at WKCTC so much that I decided to continue my education here instead of extending my travels with the new attitude that my education and personal growth that WKCTC would provide during my first semester, was the first and foremost importance of my life.”
Since at WKCTC, Chelsea has served as president of the Student Government Association. She said SGA has been the catalyst in advancing her academically and socially. “WKCTC has been the key factor in my development and success as a student. The exceptional leadership and community involvement and opportunities SGA has provided me will forever remain in my heart.”
Chelsea has also served as the student representative for the WKCTC Board of Directors, and KCTCS Senate Council, served on the Student Life Committee, was co-chair of the Judicial Hearing Board at WKCTC, a Phi Theta Kappa member, and still volunteers weekly at the Merryman House Domestic Crisis Center in Paducah.
“I would tell incoming students that with hard work and dedication, WKCTC can provide much more than just an education to you and can be the starting point for your success not only as a student but as a person.”
Upon graduating from WKCTC, Chelsea plans to transfer to Murray State University to pursue a bachelor’s degree in international affairs with hopes to join the Peace Corps before continuing her education in the future.