The Vermont Connection


Malika Carter


The purpose of this article is to report information gathered from interpretive accounts examining perceptions of a novice and a seasoned higher education and student affairs professional. Through theory exploration, a conceptual literature review personal communication, and reflection, the author will examine how inter and intra perceptions affect the ways higher education and student affairs practitioners view community college education and experience. Since the author has attended a community college, she also discusses how the community college experience served as an academic and co-curricular foundation on which she stands as the sole member of a masters degree cohort that has attended such an institution.