“It was the hardest time of my life up until then,” she said. “The loss of my son five years later really doubled down the pain. Without my family’s support, I don’t know where I would have ended up.”
Thinking that she would never get back on her feet again, she decided to return to college. “I spent eight years in the Navy and had education benefits that I was not using. This seemed like a good time to change the direction of my life and try something new.”
She wanted to show her daughter it is never impossible to overcome hardships. “I wanted her to see that I could get through it and find joy again. I never want her to think that life’s difficulties could dominate my spirit. My motto became, ‘Just Shine,’ so I tell myself and my daughter that all the time. I try to always find the positive in any situation.”
Logan said she chose MGCCC because of the excellent service offered to military personnel.
“One of the factors in my choosing to attend MGCCC rather than a university was that they are the No. 1 military friendly school,” she said. “I knew that meant that I would get excellent assistance and guidance in arranging financial aid and in planning for my future outside the military.”
A business major, Logan plans to transfer to a university and get a master’s degree in business administration. “I have received so much support in helping me ensure my credits transfer and that I took classes that would transfer in the first place,” she said. “I appreciate the help I am getting at MGCCC and love all of my instructors. It has been a great experience.”
Hoping to open her own business one day, Logan spends much of her time outside class working as a beauty consultant with a major cosmetics line. “Things are definitely getting better in my life, and some of that is thanks to MGCCC and the wonderful staff and faculty there. I am engaged to a wonderful man, and my daughter is doing so well despite losing her father and brother. I am looking forward to what the future holds for me academically, in my career and with my growing family.”