Everything fell into place for Hunter Scholl at Onondaga Community College. The 2019 Liverpool High School graduate came here hoping to find his passion. "I didn't really know what I wanted and I knew this was a good place to start. I didn't want to put too many eggs in my basket and not have that basket work out. Everything worked out perfectly. I figured out my major and I figured out where I wanted to transfer to.
Scholl started in the General Studies degree program but quickly found a new home in Communication Studies. "In my first semester I had a class with Professor Joseph Walsh. He told me everyone was looking for someone who was a good communicator. I felt it was something I was naturally good at and may as well play to my strengths. What I really got here was confidence. The professors here showed me I had potential."
He excelled in his new degree program and was inducted into the College's chapter of honor society Phi Theta Kappa. He was selected to be one of OCC's three student speakers at this year's commencement ceremonies.
Scholl plans to transfer to SUNY Geneseo and pursue a bachelor's degree in Communications. He hopes to put it to work helping others. "I was born in Russia and adopted in 2002 at 13 months old. I'd like to work with adoption agencies and help orphans. I'm really lucky to be where I am and want to give back."