Student Stories


International Kitchen

Panna Cotta by Lea Kneller

Panna Cotta

Lea studied abroad in Italy through USAC during the summer of 2018 and was able to participate in an Italian cooking class! Check out her amazing dishes!


Adult Learner at Stan State Honored by Chancellor’s Office

Sokcon Swing

From as early as she can remember, Sokcon Swing has wanted to be a teacher, but the road that led to her goal wasn’t always smooth.

“I’ve gone through so many trials and tribulations,” she said. “Unlike most of my childhood friends, my parents didn’t grow up here. I didn’t have the same resources they had,” she added.

Swing moved the U.S. from Cambodia with her family in 1982 as they fled genocide, and as a first-generation college student her parents couldn’t help her apply to colleges, nor did they have the resources to help her financially.