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Carrington Jones: from Peer Leader to Towson University Graduate


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With graduation season upon us, we at PeerForward want to take the time to celebrate some of our amazing Alumni for their postsecondary education accomplishments. This week we are spotlighting Carrington Jones for her graduation from Towson University with a Bachelor’s of Science in cell and molecular biology! We caught up with Carrington to ask about her undergrad experience and what earning this degree means to her:


Carrington Jones celebrating at Towson University.

What does it mean to you to earn this degree?

A lot of hard work and long nights have went into me acheiving my Bachelor’s degree. This degree brings me one-step closer to my career goal and motivates me to keep pushing towards that goal.

What role did PeerForward play in your journey to and through college?

PeerForward played a big role when it came to my college decision. Deciding on what college to attend for four years is a huge decision and PeerForward allowed me to discover what exactly I wanted in a college in order to thrive academically and socially.

How did your friends/peers influence, inspire, or motivate you toward your degree? How did you do the same for others?

Seeing how others looked up to me motivated me to achieve my goals because I wanted to be a good example for other.

What was the biggest obstacle to your postsecondary education and how did you overcome it?

The biggest obstacle in my post-secondary education was missing a week and a half of classes during my first semester for medical reasons. Missing a week of material in college can push you so behind. As a freshman, I had no idea what to expect but luckily for me, my school was very supportive and understood my situation. Most of my professors created a personal schedule for me to review all the material and any work I missed.