North Central Texas College

Success Stories

Success Stories

Rachel Kniss


“I’ve always been interested in men’s grooming and think it will be really beneficial to have this extra training for my career development,” says Kniss, who’s currently employed as a hair stylist at a Gainesville location of Great Clips. MORE

Lesley Brooks


After spending close to two decades working in advertising in Dallas, NCTC alumna Lesley Brooks says she was “fed up and burnt out” – and “then the stars opened up.” MORE

Jacob Chavez


He spent another four years working in oil fields in Pennsylvania, Oklahoma and Texas as a drilling fluids technician. However, the military veteran says he always had his career sights set on his first love: Cosmetology. MORE

Franklin Haskins


A familiar face on NCTC’s Gainesville campus, Franklin Haskins has worked in the financial aid office for 12 years, attending a class or two in the evenings and being a single parent to his now 16-year-old son. MORE

Ibrahim Yillah


Yillah has a long history of working hard to support his family in Africa, and that didn’t change when he enrolled in the LVN program. MORE

Eric Robinson


“The goal is to be involved with disaster relief and be deployed to areas around the country when disasters happen,” he says. MORE

Chase Traughber


During my time attending NCTC, I was working full time and attending full time. Balancing working and going to school, this was my intro into the real world. MORE

Grace MacAllister


The professors were more than just there to teach a class. They helped me grow professionally, and they also are great mentors. MORE

Chase Padgett


Chase Padgett heard the term "thermodynamics" his first day of class and never looked back. HVAC continues to be both employment and passion for the 2017 grad MORE

Keith Barthold


Keith Barthold, CEO of DKBinovative started as a dual-credit student and ended up working with NCTC's IT Help Desk. Now he hosts NCTC Interns and hired a grad MORE

Gwen Lillard


Answering a flyer in the mail took Gwen Lillard from "becoming employable" to a successful medical career and family following her path MORE

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