Daniel Tomlinson

Daniel Tomlinson has begun his college education without the worry of student loan debt

Like many recent high school graduates, Daniel Tomlinson was unsure about his future career plans. He had not excelled in high school and without a clear direction, he wasn’t comfortable with the idea of spending a huge amount of money on his education; he decided to begin college at Richland. The son of an accountant, Daniel’s tendency to be cautious with spending money came naturally.

“I didn’t want to spend $40,000 a year to go to a private university. I felt a lot better taking out zero loans and getting some understanding of what I might actually like doing,” explained Daniel. “I can go here without graduating with an extra $80,000 worth of debt hanging over my head for the next 35 years.”

Outside of school, Daniel plays guitar in a local band and does freelance photography and graphic design. Along with these creative pursuits, Daniel is taking general education and business courses with plans to transfer to a four-year university and major in digital media marketing.  While at Richland, Daniel has found his courses to not only be challenging, but also more interesting than he ever expected. He attributes his success to the dedicated faculty and “world-class equipment” Richland offers.

Daniel is even looking forward to taking higher-level coursework at a university. “Coming here and taking hard classes, it really just showed me that I’m capable of working hard and pushing ahead. It’s rewarding, in the end, to see a solid a grade. I feel like now I’m prepared to transfer.”
 

Hear more Richland success stories here.

Footer divider graphic

HOME

RESOURCES
Canvas
Calendar
Employment Opportunities
Faculty & Staff E-Mail
News & Events
myRichland
Student E-Mail

ALUMNI ASSOCIATION
Alumni Development Office
RCC Foundation
Scholarships

ACADEMIC OFFERINGS
Academic Programs
Course Catalog
Course Schedule
Dual Credit Courses

COMMUNITY EDUCATION
Non-Credit Course Offerings

 

 

ACADEMIC OFFICES
Adult Education / GED
Liberal Arts
Continuing & Professional Education
Correctional Education
Economic Dev & Workforce Solutions
Health Professions
Mathematics, Sciences, & Business
VP of Academic Services
VP of Student Services

ADMINISTRATION & OPERATIONS
Business Services
Campus Security
Human Resources
Institutional Effectiveness
Office of the President

STUDENT ENGAGEMENT
Campus Life
TRIO

 

BUSINESS TRAINING & FACILITY RENTAL
Customized Corporate Training
Facility Rental

STUDENT SERVICES
Academic Success Center - Accommodations
Academic Success Center - Mathematics Enrichment Center
Academic Success Center - Tutoring
Academic Success Center - Testing
Admissions
Bookstore
Business Office (Bursar/Cashier)
Career Services
Counseling
Financial Aid
Library (Learning Resources Center)
Online Learning
Records & Transcripts
Transfer Center
Veterans Affairs

CONTACT & GENERAL INFORMATION
Accreditation
Board of Trustees
Contacting the College
Employee Directory
Extension Centers
Maps & Directions
Office of Public Information 
Tuition and Fees

AFFILIATES
Decatur Community Partnership
Project READ
Progress City USA

 

 


Richland Community College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, or age in its programs. The following person(s) has been designated to handle inquiries regarding the nondiscrimination policies:
Alex Berry, Title IX Coordinator at phone 217-875-7211 EX 6314
Leanne Brooks, 504 Coordinator, at phone 217-875-7211 EX 6362
For further information on notice of nondiscrimination, visit http://wdcrobcolp01.ed.gov/CFAPPS/OCR/contactus.cfm for the address and phone number of the office that serves your area, or call 1-800-421-3481.