Alumni Success Stories
Thank you for everything you do to make getting an education at Martin Methodist College possible for our students. You are changing lives, and we want you to fully understand the good you do in the lives of our students. Therefore, we are going to periodically introduce you to an MMC alumnus/alumna and tell his or her story. At this time, we are pleased to introduce you to Kenzie Herd, a 2015 MMC graduate.
Loving Life Because of MMC
Kenzie Herd knew she would be the first person in her family to graduate from college—that was never a question in her mind. When she graduated from Giles County High School in 2011, she already had all the details worked out to go to school in Knoxville. However, Kenzie started really analyzing the financial commitment of college and decided to take a look at Martin Methodist College (MMC).
“I honestly thought I couldn’t afford MMC,” said Kenzie. “But when I was told about all the scholarships I could get, the decision to stay at home in Pulaski was simple.”
Just a few days before leaving Pulaski, Kenzie canceled everything in Knoxville and didn’t look back. “I would make the same decision again if I had to do it all over. MMC was where I needed to be. My teachers were wonderful, always willing to lend a helping hand to ensure my success. I would never have gotten that kind of personal attention at a larger school,” Kenzie explained.
Attending MMC changed Kenzie’s life in ways she never imagined. The internship she had with Magneti Marelli through MMC turned into a full-time job after she graduated in 2015, and she has gone from small town girl to world traveler as a buyer with the international car parts manufacturing company.
I love my job, and I love MMC! I feel like I’m living a dream, and I am where I am because of MMC.
I want to thank all the generous people who provide resources for the scholarships that make an education at MMC affordable for everyone.
Kenzie has returned to MMC and is currently enrolled in the MBA Program.
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