KCC Stories: Human Services student Marley Munn wants to help people as a counselor

KCC Human Services student Marley Munn.

Kellogg Community College student Marley Munn credits KCC with helping her identify her strengths and how she can use them to help other people in her future career.

Munn, 26, graduated from Bellevue High School in 2011 and began taking classes at KCC that fall. She earned her Associate in General Studies degree in 2014, but decided to continue on at KCC to pursue a degree in human services. She says she’ll likely graduate by the spring of 2018, and hopes to pursue a bachelor’s degree in the School of Human Services at Spring Arbor University.

From firsthand experience as a special education student in high school, Munn says she originally wanted to become a special ed teacher but she had trouble grasping the required math classes. With help from staff in KCC’s Support Services Department, Munn re-evaluated her goals, realizing “my main goal was that I wanted to help people.”

After discussions with KCC Counselor Tim Bond about human services careers that would allow her to do just that – help people – Munn says she decided to pursue that path and become a counselor.

“My friends have always come to me with their issues and I’ve always tried to help them, so I was thinking I could be a counselor; my friends come to me with their issues anyway, I may as well get paid for it,” she says, laughing.

Munn says she’d definitely recommend KCC to others looking to start or continue their academic journey, and credits the Support Services Department, in particular, for helping her to find her voice to advocate for herself on her own path.

When asked to summarize her personal KCC story, “It’s a struggle,” Munn says, “but it’s interesting.”

Human Services at KCC

Interested in studying human services? KCC offers an Associate in Applied Science degree in Human Services, as well as a Human Services Technician Certificate! For more information about studying human services at KCC, visit www.kellogg.edu/human-services.

Support Services for Students

KCC’s Support Services Department exists to address the various needs of students attending KCC, offering services including counseling, tutoring, special populations and veterans services, and more. For more information, visit www.kellogg.edu/student-support-services.