Students with Children

Parents in College graduate

Parenting as a student comes with unique challenges. Successfully navigating the college experience can be challenging enough on its own, but it can be made all the more difficult when you also need to ensure that your child’s needs are met as well. 

Here at NCTC we understand these challenges which is why we formed the Parents in College Affinity Group. Set up a one-on-one meeting with one of our affinity group mentors who are here to not only connect you with resources but also to stand with you as you address parent-student related challenges. Make sure to ask if you qualify for a Childcare Voucher which can help cover the cost of childcare while you attend classes. 

In addition to this, through the NCTC app, you can connect with other parent-students within the NCTC student body. This peer encouragement as well as other support from our mentors can be just what’s needed to help turn the very difficult into the very achievable. 

Connect with Affinity Groups two ways:

Reach out to a mentor or download the NCTC App to start connecting with like-minded NCTC students from this community right now!

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Affinity Group Mentors 

Mackenzie Reiter

Mackenzie Reiter
mreiter@nctc.edu
(940) 668-7731 

“As a working mother of two, I feel compassion towards our students with children. It is tough to juggle school, work, and personal life including taking care of someone other than yourself. I want to make sure you have the resources you need. I will help guide you so you can reach your end goals.”

Courtney Jaimes

Courtney Jaimes
cjaimes@nctc.edu
(940) 498-6203

“As a parent myself, I empathize with the struggles and celebrate the joys of other parents. I recognize that single parents especially may face certain stressors and I hope to be a source of support!”

Beth Wright

Beth Wright
bwright@nctc.edu
(972) 899-8348

“It takes a village - this is especially true when raising a child and earning a degree. Having accomplished this myself, I understand the value of a support system and encouragement. Parenting looks different for everyone. So does your academic journey. Pairing the two becomes a balancing act physically, mentally and emotionally. The more opportunities a parent has to feel supported the better their success will be.”  

Cheryl Capuchina

Cheryl Capuchina
ccapuchina@nctc.edu
(940) 498-6412

“As a single mom, I raised my kids while working and attending school. I know how stressful and hard it can be. I just want you to know that you are not alone. As someone who has once been where you are now, I will be here to listen, guide, and support you in any way that I possibly can. You CAN do this!”

Sara Kluth

Sara Kluth
smkluth@nctc.edu
(972) 899-8408

“Being a student with children is challenging! As parents we tend to put everything else ahead of our own needs and when it comes to balancing our family life, work-life, and school-life it can feel like we are spinning plates in the air. I want to be a source of support so that you know you are not alone in this journey. ”

Jennifer Doran

Jennifer Doran
jdoran@nctc.edu
(940) 498-6424

“Students who are also parents face unique challenges and may feel torn between work, school and family life.   As a former student / parent, I experienced some of those struggles.   Now I am excited to help others who are juggling these very important responsibilities and working to achieve better lives for their families.”