Thursday, July 28, 2011
|SCC Student Nancy Bidondo.|
Photo courtesy SCC
From the SCC Faces at Shoreline Blog
When the going gets tough, the tough get going…that’s the case with Shoreline Community College Criminal Justice student, Nancy Bidondo, who was recently rewarded for her hard work and perseverance with a WAVE Award from the Workforce Training and Education Coordinating Board.
Bidondo is one of only 128 students in the state to earn the award which recognizes outstanding career and technical education students at community and technical colleges and high schools. On her way to completing her transfer degree in Criminal Justice, her plans include a bachelor’s degree in sociology or the like.
The 41 year-old honors student is serious about her education and what she will do with it. The victim of domestic violence in an earlier marriage, Bidondo is committed to helping others who live in those conditions. The strength of her character is evident when she talks about making something good out of the years of abuse she suffered.
“If I can turn evil into something good to help somebody else…,” she says with conviction, referring to her long-term goal of working with juveniles or victims of domestic abuse or both. She believes that her education along with her experiences will provide the tools to educate victims on how to help themselves and to advocate for legislation that provides support to victims of domestic violence and for effective rehabilitation of juvenile offenders.