Sheena dropped out of high school when she became pregnant with her first daughter. She wanted to complete her education and start a career. She achieved her goals with help from the Cosmetology program at Virginia College.
She was shocked when she first toured the campus.
“I thought, ‘Wow, this school actually has more to offer than I thought’,” she says. Sheena enjoyed the Cosmetology program because it offered her opportunities beyond just doing hair such as waxing, facials, pedicures and more.
The Cosmetology program director was a big help to Sheena.
“She was awesome! There were no issues too big for my program director,” she says.
Professionalism was also a beneficial part of her curriculum.
“Learning how to be professional and having it set up where professionalism is a grade, as well, helped a lot,” she says.
She felt her instructors were very supportive and understanding.
“They worked with me. That was the best part of my education,” she says.
She is now the store manager of a major beauty supply store. Her long-term goal is to open low-cost salons around the world.
“I would prefer to hire Virginia College students because I know, personally, the training they will receive,” she says.