Who Comes to Eastern?

RAELYNN BROWN came to EAC from the family ranch near Colonia Juarez, Chihuahua, Mexico, where she also grew up. Although Raelynn’s family had roots in the Gila Valley, she faced the typical “going away to college” concerns. “It was a little scary. But many of us aren’t from around here, so you’re not the only one far from home. You make friends just walking across campus because everyone says hello, and you get involved real fast.” A campus tour guide, member of Phi Theta Kappa honor society, and active in her church, Raelynn appreciates EAC’s close-knit community. “I wasn’t ready for a four-year school, with huge classes and teachers who can’t remember your name. But I’ve received great preparation. I’ll be ready to leave my comfort zone when it’s time to transfer.” Choosing EAC wasn’t hard. “My great-grandpa went to Eastern. My grandpa went to Eastern. My mom and dad met here.” So, when it was time to go to college, it was easy. She was going to Eastern! What’s best about Eastern? “You work with teachers one-on-one. They really get to know you. It’s a great place to begin.”

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