Gateway Scholar on track to a career in nursing

Kam Tim Kwan moved to Chicago from Hong Kong three years ago. His native language is Cantonese, so, in order to improve his English, he attended ESL courses at Harold Washington College for two semesters.

Kam Tim says that his ESL courses gave him the confidence and motivation he needed to continue his education and transfer into college credit courses. He utilized City Colleges’ Gateway Scholarship to pursue a pre-nursing track, with the goal of preparing for a career in nursing. He thrived in pre-nursing and was chosen as the 2022 Harold Washington College salutatorian for his commitment to his studies.

Kam Tim was inspired to get into the healthcare field through his volunteer experiences at a hospital back in Hong Kong. Kam Tim is grateful for the Advising, Transfer, and Career Centers at Harold Washington, which he says have helped him prepare for his steps. He is planning to transfer to a four-year university to earn his bachelor’s degree in nursing and is hoping to attend UIC.