Kristina Moore embodies how Cuyamaca College’s Disabled Student Programs and Services (DSPS) is impacting lives every day. Suffering from PTSD and living with extreme anxiety disorder since she was a teen, Moore has benefitted from the program’s counseling, priority registration, proctored exams and help with taking notes during lectures. Those services paid off June 6 when Moore walked across a stage for her associate degree in child development at Cuyamaca College’s 41st annual commencement.
“I don’t think I would have finished, truthfully, had it not been for the services provided by DSPS,” said Moore, 25, who pointed out the skills and training she’s learned at Cuyamaca have led her to finding a full-time job working with toddlers and infants at a San Diego child care center. “School was really hard for a while, and these kind of services have made classes easier to manage.”
Moore is among the 839 Cuyamaca College graduates from age 18 to 72 who make up the Class of 2019. They were awarded 1,202 degrees and 202 certificates.