portrait of CWC student Michaela Tschirhart

Michaela Tschirhart chose CWC because she knew it would be a good starting point for her. She is studying human services with an addictions option.

The people I have met along my journey here have made it so much easier for me to be able to continue my education without feeling like I’m too old. This has been the best journey of my life. ”

Tschirhart is involved with the TRIO program and has received a lot of help with her path at CWC.

“I’ve been out of school for 25 years and I’m a first generation college student,” she said.

In her free time she likes to color and spend time with her sister. She is involved with her church, bible study and helps with yard sales to raise money for people in Haiti.

She was nominated by Paula Hartbank, Student Support Services education and transfer coordinator.

“As a non-traditional student, Michaela was very nervous about returning to school,” Hartbank said. “She has truly excelled in her course work.  Her classmates respect her and value her opinion. Michaela will be doing an internship this semester with Fremont Counseling and in the past semesters has interned at C.A.S.T. and Eagle’s Nest.”  

“Thank you to everybody who has been a part of my journey here in Riverton and at CWC,” Tschirhart said. “Without them I would probably still be stuck in the deep dark hole I was in. There are so many wonderful people who have helped me get back to who I am and helped me realize my potential. The glory of all of this belongs to god.”