Information Technology Student 2

Serena Black

Richland helps this international athlete compete in and out of the classroom
 

Serena Black describes herself as determined and a student that asks a lot of questions. She strives to be the best in and out of the classroom, so it isn’t a surprise that this international athlete is accomplishing her dreams in the classroom and at the billiards table.
 
As a first generation college student, Serena says her education is priority. “Choosing Richland has given me opportunities and scholarships that have allowed me flourish as an academic and athletic student,” she says. She has credited the staff and faculty in getting her “ahead of schedule” where she feels she will graduate on time with the knowledge she needs to transfer.
 
Outside of the classroom Serena competes as a junior 9-ball billiards player, most recently traveling to Shanghai, China, for the Juniors World 9-Ball Championship. “My main goal was to be on a world stage. I wanted to prove to myself that I could win a world championship match. I was excited when I won my first match.” After losing her next two matches, she realized that “failure is okay, but giving up is not an option,” so she left China having learned more about herself and the cultural diversity in the world. “Competing in the world championship was on my bucket list, but I know that education is my priority and billiards is my passion.”
 
Serena admits, “I was shy and timid when I first came to Richland and in a single semester the people I have met have opened so many doors for me. Those I have encountered as a student worker in the Foundation, as part of Trio, and while volunteering, have opened up opportunities for me I never thought possible.”
 
She plans to pursue her bachelors and master degrees in financial managerial accounting, eventually earning her CPA and CMA, and ultimately pursuing forensic accounting. She feels Richland has completely prepared her for what is ahead.
 

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.