Moving Forward- Grace
Grace Mwakutuya, or Barbino as she likes to be called, comes from a long line of Hill College alumni, who have traveled to Hillsboro, Texas from Zimbabwe, Africa, to get an education. Barbino's family began coming to Hill College back in the mid-1980's. Barbino came to get a degree in nursing. She is motivated by the importance of getting a good education, and the desire to have a bright and successful future. She chose Hill College because of her family's history of attending here.
Barbino plans to graduate from Hill College and then transfer to a 4-year university to get her BSN. When asked if she would recommend Hill College to others, she replied, "Definitely, yes. Besides just getting an education, I really feel at home here at Hill College. We all treat each other as one family and with love. I would be glad to tell someone about Hill College, because I know if they need help academically, or even personally, they will definitely get help."
Barbino credits her family as a "very huge support". She also says that she has received a lot of support and encouragement from her Biology instructor, Paula Curbo, and the academic advisors.
In her free time, Barbino enjoys bible study, helping out at her church and playing tennis.