Dougherty Family College student Rose Xiong, left, sits with her supervisor Jessi Cooper, right, at the 3M headquarters, the place of Xiong’s internship.

Dougherty Family College Launches Students Toward Four-Year Degree

Dougherty Family College (DFC) celebrated its first graduating class in 2019, helping give shape to the continued vision of preparing students for a four-year degree through a rigorous two-year associate degree program.

Leslie Nicolas was one of 61 students graduating in DFC's first class; she will continue her education at St. Thomas next year in pursuit of her bachelor's degree after earning a full-tuition scholarship. Watch her story below in the video by senior media relations manager Vineeta Sawkar.