Major: ESL, Biology
Hometown Dover

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Jhon and Sebastian Orozco

“I searched online and read that CCM is one of the best colleges in New Jersey and who doesn't want to get a good education?”
Sebastian Orozco

“When I transferred to Drew University, I realized just how strong my background was from CCM.”
Jhon Orozco

 

A Family Tradition of Starting Smart at CCM

In Jhon Orozco’s family, people often follow in each other’s footsteps.

His aunt studied at County College of Morris (CCM) as a respiratory therapist and, upon graduation, quickly secured a well-paying position in the field. On her recommendation, Jhon enrolled at CCM, first as an English as a Second Language (ESL) student, then as a biology major in preparation for a medical degree. He graduated with an Associate in Science degree in biology in 2014, finished a B.A. in biology at Drew University in 2016 and following that was accepted to the Rowan School of Medicine

“I first became interested in medicine when a close relative became sick,” he says. “She was treated and is now better, but I saw how this was not only life-changing for her but for the entire family.”

He participated in a mentorship program in the emergency room at Morristown Medical Center while at Drew and became fascinated with emergency medicine.

“In emergency medicine, every patient you see offers a very different puzzle. You need to approach each case from a different perspective, so you can solve it.”

Following Jhon’s graduation from CCM, his younger brother, Sebastian, enrolled as an ESL student. He now plans to continue at CCM as a biology major.

He had observed his older brother’s success and decided to follow.  He also hopes to become a doctor.

I told him to go to CCM because I know for a fact that it’s a good school—and he listened,” says Jhon.

Sebastian further notes, “I also chose CCM because I searched online and read that CCM is one of the best colleges in New Jersey and who doesn't want to get a good education?”

“When I transferred to Drew University,” recalls Jhon, “I realized just how strong my background was from CCM. I had no problems keeping up in their research-based program.”