Electa Burke '12
Bronx Community College ASAP '12
Current student, SUNY Plattsburgh
What were your early impressions of ASAP, and how did they change over time?
My early impression of ASAP was somewhat of a skeptical view but later when I met my advisors and students I was proud to be selected and very grateful for the wonderful benefits that lifted my stressors I would have to deal with.
What was the most rewarding thing about being an ASAP student?
The most rewarding thing about being an ASAP student was meeting my guardian angel, Kathleen Lecadre. She was an inspiration in my life and a driving force in uplifting me through my difficult times. She aided me with many things and never said no: she always found a way. I did not have to say if something was bothering me; she knew. I am most grateful for meeting her!
What, in your opinion, makes ASAP unique?
The uniqueness of ASAP is that it creates a foundation for you to take with you when you leave and further your education or your career. I did not realize until I left how much the program shaped me to be more of an independent, outspoken and also determined person.
Looking back, how do you think that ASAP impacted your life?
ASAP impacted my life in that it helped me become more open-minded about seeking help, encouraged me to speak up when needed, and through all difficulties to stay positive because those difficult times will pass and that there are people out there who care.