In her spare time, Melissa Pouey, Assistant Director of Admissions at American Career College’s Orange County campus, volunteers as an advocate for special needs children, helping family and friends structure learning paths that enable their children to succeed.
“It’s so inspiring to help a child who is trying their hardest to learn and overcome obstacles,” says Melissa, whose own daughter struggled with severe learning disabilities growing up and now teaches autistic children. “I believe that if you give people the tools and the support and the encouragement they need, everyone can succeed.”
Melissa says she enjoys her job at ACC so much because the college’s philosophy toward students mirrors her own. “I believe that ‘can’t’ is not a word, and ACC shares that philosophy through its outstanding hands-on approach to learning, combined with a wonderful culture of caring and support for our students, who are working so hard in many cases to reinvent themselves and improve their lives.”