Alumni Profile - Sky George '10
The Alumni Awards program, which is currently underway, is a great time to learn interesting stories about some of our 26,000 graduates. The nominees tell stories of great success and personal accomplishment that many of them owe in part to their education at the College. One such nominee, Sky George ‘10, works as a paralegal while also finding time to volunteer in her community. She credits the College with her professional growth and invites others to experience the terrific staff that helped her attain her degree.
What year did you graduate from Delaware County Community College and with what degree?
"I graduated Magna Cum Laude in 2010 with an Associate of Applied Science in Paralegal Studies. As a result, I was invited to join Phi Theta Kappa, the international honor society for two-year college students.”
Did you pursue further academic goals?
"I am not taking more classes at this time but did pass a state exam to become a notary public. In order to accomplish this, I had to be endorsed by current Pennsylvania Senate Majority Leader, Domenic Pileggi. I also had experience with my local planning commission and worked as an auditor for Chadds Ford Township.”
What are you doing now?
"I am currently employed by Colliton Law Associates, P.C., an elder law firm in West Chester. My daily responsibilities include legal document preparation, deed research, general office management and attending guardianship hearings as necessary.”
What are your future plans?
'Volunteering with the Chester County Courthouse for the Guardianship Program is my other main focus in addition to my career. I get a sense of pride in meeting the clients assigned to me so I can let the court know of their status. My visits are a help to a local judge who said recently ‘I sleep better at night knowing you are the eyes and ears for us.’ This was a nice compliment for a sometimes difficult assignment.”
What advice would you give to current students and Alumni to make the most of the education they received from the College?
Attending the College while still working full time was a challenge but also a dream come true for me as I wanted to graduate with honors in a very worthwhile field, the law. The many fine instructors, staff, guidance counselors and other students who became mentors and friends were helpful in achieving my goals and finally receiving my degree.”
The next group of Phi Theta Kappa-Alpha Tau Epsilon chapter members will be inducted on March 11, 2014 in the Large Auditorium on the Marple Campus. All PTK alumni are invited to share this special occasion and remember their inclusion into this special group. Alumni are also encouraged to visit the group's Facebook page for news and event updates.