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Denise Fraise | Lee County Auditor

I didn't go to college until much later in life. I wanted my kids to go to college and so I decided to set an example for them and go to college myself. I didn’t expect I’d ever accomplish all that I have. SCC really prepared me to make a new career for myself.

My employer recognized my motivation to better myself and encouraged me to continue. Since I had a family and a full-time job I could only go part-time and so it took me a few years to finish. But I did.

The night I graduated, my son did too. I was just as proud for him as for myself.

I was elected Lee County Auditor in 2012, and I could not have done it if it wasn't for SCC. I’m working toward my BA in accounting and hope to ultimately become a CPA.

If you're not sure if you can do it, let me tell you right now. You can. I'm proof.