Elizabeth's dream came true at QVCC—she was selected to be the student speaker at the 2014 commencement. Her speech about the hard times she experienced and the perseverance she found within resonated with the graduation audience. Elizabeth, a Dean's List student, received an associate's degree in general studies. Currently a resident of Sandwich, Mass., Elizabeth grew up in Florida and plans to return to the south to transfer to a four-year college or university where she will study mass communications and French. "QVCC is an amazing institution," she said. "This school has changed my life and truly helped me become the person that I am today."