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Faces of Cincy State: Alexis Duenkelsbuehler

From CCP Student to Intern at the British Embassy in Mexico City

I was 16 and freshly licensed when I dove into Cincinnati State’s College Credit Plus program. Though leaving the high school experience had its challenges, it was something that I never came to regret.

Unlike high school and typical college experiences, Cincy State introduced me to a future where I could advance academically and professionally. It forced me to look into my career options and challenged me to make them better. For the first time in my life, my future was not a “what if,” it was a “now,” and that changed everything.

Fast forward 5 years, I am now a Press and Communications Intern at the British Embassy in Mexico City. My time at Cincy State not only gave me the education to move forward; it gave me confidence.

If it weren’t for Cincinnati State and people such as Sarah Leggesse, who took me under her wing and guided me through the program, I might not be where I am today.

For anyone who is planning to go to Cincinnati State, here is my advice: Take it all in. Talk to as many people as you can and learn as much as you can. Everyone has something to teach you and if you listen, the possibilities are endless.

Faces of Cincy State
I have achieved so many goals thanks to Cincinnati State that I can be an asset to the people who helped me and work with them directly now.
Chyna T. Williams
Cincinnati State
2019
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"I can honestly say that I have applied the information I learned at Cincinnati State every day since graduating."
Ryan Osner
Bearded Iris Brewing Company, Facilities Maintenance Manager
2017 and 2019
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"The best part about being a Cincinnati State student was I was able to work part time and go to school, graduate with experience in my field of study, and graduate debt free."
Cara Morman
LJB, Inc
2021
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