Dreams recently came true for one former Salt Lake Community College student.
In an email sent to SLCC alumnus Seth Burdette, the Georgia Institute of Technology welcomed Burdette into the school’s aerospace engineering program beginning Fall 2015.
After graduating from SLCC in 2009, Seth studied mechanical engineering at Brigham Young University. He will graduate from BYU in April 2015 and then pursue his Ph.D. at Georgia Tech.
The Burdette name might sound familiar to the Graduation Office; Seth is one of five siblings who graduated from SLCC, including two in the same year.
Each one grew up always knowing higher education was important. The question discussed around the dinner table was not “if” they were going to college, but “where” each would attend college.
SLCC was a great place for Seth to start the journey that will soon take him to Georgia.
The hard work during his high school and undergraduate years is paying great dividends. In addition to being fully funded for his research, Seth was awarded the Presidential Scholarship at Georgia Tech.
Setting goals in education is one of the secrets to success. Making a plan to graduate is as important as making a plan to get up in the morning.
Working hard to stick with the plan and stay on track is the second step toward success.
This next step at Georgia Tech will take Seth another five years to achieve. He says that in five years he will be five years older whether he continues his education or not. So, why not press onward?