Thursday, October 18, 2012

Cody's future is history

David Denofreo photo
By Tamara Letkeman, doug Editor

Wondering what it takes to be a well-rounded person? For Cody Sterzer, it means getting a liberal arts degree. “Someone once told me a liberal arts degree is designed to do one thing: make the world inside your head a better place,” he says. “I never forgot it.”

The A student is planning to become a history professor, but his path wasn’t always clear. A self-described slacker in high school, Cody had his “OMG” moment when he took a history course at Douglas. 

“Watching the instructor was fascinating. That’s when it hit me like a truck: I needed to do what he was doing. I needed to teach. Everyone else was struggling to take notes, but I just sat there looking at the board and thinking, ‘this is totally lighting up my world.’”

Find out more about studying History at Douglas College by visiting our website. Read more inspiring stories about our students and instructors in our new viewbook.