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Hollie Hamilton

Hollie Hamilton has been in a steady mode of academic progress here at Amador College Connect since March of 2022. In fact, we are excited to announce that she has been voted in as our newest student representative board member!

Hollie began her college journey in 2001, but being a single mom to a one-year-old son made it too difficult to continue. In 2009, Hollie began studying psychology in person at Columbia College in Sonora. She worked on campus and tried to keep up with her classes, but it was still too difficult. For a stable income, she has been working in home health care since 2010.

In 2022, when Hollie met Sarina Castle, who was then working at Mother Lode Job Training, she knew she wanted to work in the human services field. Sarina, who was working on her associate’s degree in human services with Coastline College, encouraged Hollie to make an appointment with ACC, where she received one-on-one assistance enrolling and getting started on her human services journey.

Now that Hollie has completed her core human services classes, she is interning with Victory Village in Jackson, helping military veterans, as part of her course’s practicum. She also provides valuable peer-to-peer assistance for new students here at the ACC center.

Hollie is grateful for the assistance she has received at ACC. “Without Amador College Connect’s assistance,” she admitted, “I would have struggled a lot.” She also wants people to know that they can achieve their desired careers. “Pace yourself,” she advises, “take one step at a time, and work towards your goals.”

For fun, Hollie enjoys playing fun games on her phone, like Monopoly and Sim City. It helps to clear her mind before jumping into another academic assignment.

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