She is committed to a better life for herself and her daughter.

“My daughter Naila Jai ​​was crying and crying, ‘Mom, play with me!’ As I tried to do my homework, Midland College (MC) student Tashara Trailer recalled. “I used to say I had to do schoolwork; sometimes she would sit down with me and pretend she was typing on her laptop. Now we have a new system. I will come home and spend some time with her. I have to stay late to finish everything, but everything is worth it.

Traylor has unlimited energy and endurance. She graduated from MC with a degree in science. Continuing her studies at MC, she earned a Bachelor of Applied Technology degree.

“MC offers courses that meet the needs of students,” Traylor said. “Teachers and staff recognize that there is life around them. There are many resources in the area, so many friendly people to help you if you have questions. MC professors are available. The whole campus is available to you. Such help and support make it easy to go to school.”

Traylor is a first-generation college graduate. She wants everyone to know that you can do whatever your heart and mind can do.

“I want to be an example to my family, especially to my daughter,” Trailer said. “Forget school, I could easily say it wasn’t for me, but I wanted to create a different narrative, a different story. The reason I am still going is because of my daughter. The day I returned to work after maternity leave was the day I returned to school. I will not allow myself to be excused anymore. I maintain my faith in God and push myself to do better.

Trailer’s path has not always been easy. Before she gave birth to her daughter, she enrolled in MC for the first time in 2010. I thought she wanted to go to nursing school.

“I started to lose focus and failed most of my courses,” says Trelller. “Because I had to quit my job to focus on the program and I was helping myself, I was late for the nursing program. Sadly, I decided to give up. ”

A.D. In 2014, Traylor started working in a bank and was very happy. But in 2015-2016 she had a difficult time.

“By the grace of God, I overcame all the storms and found happiness and peace. I will not allow my past to affect my future goals and dreams. My life is not perfect, but I am happy.

Stacey Hewitt is the communications coordinator for Midland College.

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