Sunday, March 23, 2014

PIU Student Profile - Darlicia Celis

(The following is from our upcoming PIU Spring semester newsletter. If you would like to receive the newsletter, which comes out 3 times per year, send me or Samantha an email and we will make sure you are on the mailing list)

Darlicia HeadshotDarlicia, who prefers to be called Dar, is a first year student at PIU. Although, this is not her first foray into college. Having attended two other colleges both on Guam and the Mainland US, Dar can confidently say that coming to PIU was “a step in the right direction!” Since enrolling at PIU this past fall, Dar has felt very welcomed by students and staff and very well supported by her instructors. “PIU has a unique educational system in which staff and faculty invest their time and resources to ensure that students obtain the highest level of education offered. Whether it be following up through emails for online classes to trying to connect outside of the classroom, my teachers have gone beyond anything I’ve ever experienced in my past college experiences.”

An ambitious student, Dar is taking more than a full load of classes, and working both WEwork and Federal Work Study jobs on campus to help pay for her education. She comments that grants help a lot! Her gratitude for her great experience at PIU is what motivates her to study hard and participate in PIU activities.

To donate to PIU’s Rising Tide Scholarship Fund to help students like Dar, contact Celia at

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