GST Michigan Works! Helps Single Mom Pay For College

Tessa began working with GST Michigan Works! on 6/01/17. She is a single mom and was in the process of completing her Associate’s Degree for her R.N. through Kirtland College in Roscommon. She was having a difficult time juggling college and living expenses. GST Michigan Works! was able to provide $6,000 towards her two final semesters. She successfully completed her degree and passed her State Licensing exam for R.N. on her first try. Tessa began working at McLaren Thumb Regional Hospital (Formerly Huron Medical Center) in Bad Axe on 5/21/2018. She is working 30 hours a week at $26.45 an hour and received medical insurance as well as other employee benefits.

“GST Michigan Works! has been absolutely amazing helping me with funds to make it through my last semester of school and paying for my NCLEX. Being a single mom and not being able to work with the crazy schedule of nursing school was really hard for me financially. I will always be grateful for what you have done for me.” –Tessa Dinnsmore