“I’m really grateful to Professor Angela Slaughter,” Walker said. Walker was a student in Slaughter’s Principles of Management class last summer where she learned about the scholarship. Slaughter wrote a recommendation on Walker’s behalf.
An Army veteran, Walker earned her bachelor’s in communication studies in 2001 from University of Maryland University College. Initially, she wanted to be a broadcaster, but instead she found opportunity in law enforcement and security until a mass layoff by the Coast Guard changed her life.
“I’ve been working since I was 16,” Walker said. “I never imagined I’d be unemployed. It’s been an emotional rollercoaster.”
Walker attends TCC thanks to the Veterans Retraining Assistance Program (VRAP), which offers up to 12 months of retraining assistance to veterans who meet certain criteria.