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Nakita Scott, dressed in a graduation cap and gown, stands with her arms crossed at the wrists in the staging area before graduation.

Nakita Scott

Nakita Scott, a 37-year-old native of Durham, N.C., graduated from FTCC on May 12, 2023, with an Associate in Applied Science in Criminal Justice Technology — Forensic Science. She worked full-time while completing her degree and utilized FTCC resources like the Finish Line Grant and the University Transfer Advising Center to follow her path to success.

“I graduated from Southern in Durham with my high school diploma and then moved to Mariotta, Ga, and graduated with a diploma in medical assisting. Came up here and graduated with an Associate in Arts. Now I’ve got my Associate in Applied Science. I did my Associate in Arts and in Applied Science so that I could go in either direction with my career. But I’m really interested in Forensic Science and Criminal Justice. It’s all of the background information you can get, going through the crime scenes.

“I like the fact that FTCC supports scholars to make sure they’re getting what they need to succeed and making over the finish line, like the Finish Line Grant. I’ve been working full time since I started this program in 2021. I’m transferring to Fayetteville State to get my bachelor’s in Criminal Justice. I worked with the University Transfer Center, and they made sure I had the right credits.”