Sydney Rawlings graduated from Mt. Pleasant High in 2008 and had an opportunity to play softball at Mott Community College. Since she was young (17 when she graduated), Sydney decided that community college was the perfect in-between step for her.
"I knew I wanted to end up at a university, but community college was a great way for me to get my feet wet." In the spring of 2010, Sydney toured SVSU, met with the director of admissions, and adds that the experience “was a homerun.”
As the first in her family to go to college, Sydney wasn’t quite sure how to navigate the transfer experience, but with the help of SVSU staff and her step-mom, she made it and admits that it was actually “pretty easy.” By fall 2010, Sydney was officially an SVSU student with plans to major in elementary education and minor in Spanish.
Sydney loves the fact that the campus is compact. She is pleasantly surprised that just like at the community college level, she knows her professors (and they know her).