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Michael Daugherty

Carlos Ornelas

When asked what advice he would give to new students at El Camino College Compton Center, Michael Daugherty simply said, "Anything is possible!"

The 2014 ECC Compton Center graduate earned an associate degree and is on his way to fulfilling one of his life dreams of playing collegiate basketball. The recipient of a basketball scholarship, Daughtery is on his way to Wiley College in Marshall, Texas this fall to represent the Wildcats and continue his studies in kinesiology. He hopes to someday have a career as a head coach for a high school or college basketball team.

At ECC Compton Center, Michael was a student worker in the Outreach Program and received financial aid to help offset his college expenses. In addition to participating in athletics, he took advantage of the many student services available to help students reach their educational goals. "I really liked the family vibe here," said Daugherty, a Compton resident who is an alumni of Centennial High School. "The faculty and staff are always willing to help, and they actually want you to succeed."

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