My Story Started at GRCC: Michelle Murdoch returned as an older student, pursued her dream to be a dental hygienist

Michelle Murdoch says she was “the oldest” student when she enrolled in GRCC Dental Hygiene program.

“I waited until my four children were older so I could pursue my dream,” she said. “I attended the GRCC Dental Hygiene program with an amazing husband and four wonderful children, including one who has cerebral palsy, who supported my dream.”

Start at GRCC and go anywhere. Every former student has a story to tell about how GRCC gave them the education and opportunity to be successful.

The Dental Hygiene educators made Murdock feel comfortable returning to the classroom and supported her journey.

“GRCC set the foundation of continued learning within me to continue to pursue two more degrees!” said Murdoch, who graduated from the college in 2014.

She obtained a bachelor’s degree in dental hygiene from the University of Michigan and a master’s degree in public health from Central Michigan University – all while working as a Registered Dental Hygienist for a private dental office.

She’s now back at GRCC – this time as a part-time support specialist in the Dental Clinic.

“My passion is in education, and I knew this throughout pursuing my dream,” she said. “I want to extend all I have learned to other students and help time realize they can do anything they put their mind to!

“GRCC is the first step to changing the rest of your life. It only takes that one step to a whole world of opportunities!”

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