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Student Spotlight: Chandra Huff

This student found success thanks to a dual-enrollment partnership between NKU and Gateway Community and Technical College. 
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Chandra Huff
Chandra Huff dedicates her life to serving others.

As a peer mentor at Gateway Community and Technical College (GCTC), Huff helps college students with daycare, food instability and housing concerns.

Huff began her career at GCTC as a student. Shortly after receiving her associate degree in human services from GCTC, she realized that she wanted to dig deeper in the field. She wanted more responsibilities—to truly make a difference in the lives of others.

“I want to work with juveniles who have behavioral issues and help them when they get into trouble. I’ve experienced ADHD, anxiety and depression in my lifetime, and I have two teenagers with similar problems,” she says. “After going through that process with them, I realized that I could help other families who are struggling because of what’s happened to me in my own life.”
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“The information I’m learning and the feedback I’m getting from my professors—and even my classmates—is going to make me a better social worker."

Thanks to the help of Gateway2NKU, a dual-enrollment partnership between GCTC and NKU, Huff was able to transfer her credits seamlessly and begin working toward a degree in social work at NKU. 

Huff, a recipient of the 2021 Women of the Year Award, is set to graduate in May 2022. 

“My professors are always willing to help me and let me know what I need to do to be successful,” she says. “The information I’m learning and the feedback I’m getting from my professors—and even my classmates—is going to make me a better social worker.”

About This Article

Lizzie Kibler
Jayna Morris
Editor, NKU Magazine
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Published October 2021
Photography provided by Chandra Huff
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