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Wright College Success Stories

Bridget Basan
A.G.S (General Studies)
Class of 2012 
Bridget Basan graduated with a 4.0 GPA and will be attending UIC to pursue her bachelor’s degree in Chemical Engineering. As one of two students selected to participate in the NanoProfessor Nanoscience Education Internship Program, she is very excited to further pursue the opportunities available on this exciting pathway. Through her experience in living abroad in the Middle East and Moscow and through independent research class projects, she realized her true passion in alternative energy and the need to serve as a catalyst in conserving the health of our planet.  She hopes to later continue her graduate studies at an Ivy League institution. 

Maria's Story
A.A.S. Degree, Nursing
Class of 2012 

A native of Madrid, Spain, Maria came to the United States nine years ago to pursue a career in nursing. She began taking prerequisite biology and math classes at both Wright and Truman College, and at the insistence of an advisor, stayed with City Colleges to complete an Associate in Science degree.  After graduation, Maria was accepted into St. Xavier’s nursing program, but quickly learned that the tuition was too high. She returned to Wright College to complete the one-year LPN program and quickly landed a job at an area hospital. While working, she completed Wright’s RN program and graduated with an associate’s degree in nursing. Serving in Thorek Memorial Hospital’s oncology clinic for nearly two years, Maria credits her success to City Colleges’ affordability and focus on preparing students for in-demand careers. Well ahead of counterparts who may have spent valuable time and money at expensive four-year institutions, Maria emphatically states, “I owe no debt!”​