“Find what makes you happy,
Then find a way to use that to help others”
There is something beautiful about watching people make their dreams a reality. It takes a strong belief in self-worth, a tenacity of will, and above all a dedication to hard work. Here at TCC, staff and faculty are fortunate enough to witness those personality traits in every student that comes through our doors. At the Walsh Library though, we have also watched as our own member of staff, Miriam Muganda made her dreams come true.
Miriam began work here at the Walsh Library in 2010. During her time here she has made many friends who will miss her, gained her associates degree, and consistently gone out of her way to help students. She leaves us for Weatherford College where she will be embarking on a two-year course in radiological technology.
The reason behind her decision to follow that career is a story worth sharing. As a child, tragedy hit when Miriam’s mother was the victim of a horrific mugging incident. Following the incident, Miriam’s mother found herself suffering from severe headaches. During one particularly bad headache, she collapsed, was taken to the hospital, and was given an MRI. That MRI saved her life. Though the bruises on the outside may have been healing, no one could see the internal head injuries that her assailant had caused.
A radiographer saved Miriam’s mother that day and Miriam, in gratitude, determined to pay that kindness forward. Becoming a radiographer became Miriam’s passion, and she’ll be using that passion to help others for years to come.
Miriam, our loss truly is everyone else’s gain. We all wish you every success in the years to come.
In NW Library, TCC