North State Together is proud to be a Complete College America Alliance member and congratulates all of our 2020 graduates!

Complete College America  asked twenty new grads to shed light on their college experiences, from their motivation for enrolling to the people who kept them on track, from the books that left lasting impressions to the things they already miss about campus. Check out our very own College of the Siskiyous (COS) graduate Dori Mondon-Freeman:

Associate’s Degree, Sociology
College of the Siskiyous, California

Getting a degree was important to me because…

I am raising a little girl by myself and want a better life.

Career aspiration:

Community advocacy, social change and restorative justice/peace work

Favorite required reading:

The Everpresent Origin by Jean Gebser

What I’d tell an incoming freshman at my school:

Try to find ways in which what you’re learning applies directly to your life. Make use of all the free resources available to help you succeed. ASK ALL THE QUESTIONS.

What’s next?

Headed to Smith College as an Ada Comstock scholar to finish my bachelor’s degree, and then it’s off to grad school.


20for20: The Graduates