Quenta Howard


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Borough of Manhattan Community College ASAP '12


What is the ASAP student community like?

The ASAP student community is a complex group of individuals from various cultures and backgrounds. Each student learns from one another and develops his or her best strategies for an enriched education.


What, in your opinion, makes ASAP unique?

ASAP is unique because it alleviates the pressure of each students' chaotic life by offering free use of books, free monthly Metrocards, and superb guidance from qualified professionals. ASAP also teaches each student how to deal with life's challenges, such as stress and financial responsibility.


What impact has ASAP had on your education?

ASAP has impacted my education greatly by giving me the tools to be successful and the knowledge to take advantage of each educational benefit. It has greatly increased my motivation and is a constant reminder to never take any opportunity for granted.


What is one of the most memorable moments you’ve had as an ASAP student?

The most memorable moments I have had as an ASAP student were in the planning and execution of a successful talent show with the other members of the BMCC ASAP Leadership Team.


Howard 2Why did you join ASAP?

Honestly, I joined ASAP because the advantages outweighed the disadvantages and my focus could be placed where it is needed most: my education.


What were your first impressions of ASAP, and have they changed over time?

At first glance, I thought that ASAP would add extra pressure during my college experience. However, over time it has been an added bonus to my education that has increased the value of my overall college experience. It is a necessary program that many needy students like me dreamed would be a part of their college experiences.


What are your future plans?

In the future, I will obtain a master's degree in business from NYU or Columbia University, develop several successful businesses, and travel the world. I want to create opportunities like the ones that were given to me.



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