Each April, Scottsdale Community College (SCC) hosts its “Excellence Under the Stars” ceremony, when students are recognized by their professors or advisors for achievements in their disciplines or organizations. I was fortunate enough to be honored by four different individuals over three consecutive years at SCC. In 2010, my SCC Green Club advisor Thomas Williams recognized me for my participation in the environmentally-focused organization. In 2011, Sandra Desjardins, my professor in my Honors Ideas and Values in the Humanities course, recognized me for academic excellence. In 2012, Zoila Tovar-Blank and Roberto Ribas, my Phi Theta Kappa, Psi Gamma chapter advisors, recognized me for outstanding leadership.