EICC Success Story: Chris Ruggles

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EICC_works_chris“It’s Important to Keep Growing and Learning”

Chris Ruggles

Chris Ruggles

As a non-traditional student who grew up during the dawn of the digital age, working in Information Technology was something Chris Ruggles had considered but never attempted. “But I needed a change and recognized my passion for the work, so it became an obvious choice for me,” says Chris. “Location and cost were important in my decision to enroll at Scott Community College.” Chris is now the Operations Director of the Texas division of Fidlar Technologies. He has been employed with Fidlar for two years and first began working there as an intern during his last semester at SCC. “The education I received at Scott certainly played a role in getting the attention of Fidlar,” notes Chris. Other benefits were the relationship with advisors and faculty that gave him a real world perspective to his education. “Right now, the sky is the limit. I always try to keep growing, learning and never become complacent. We just broke ground here last year in Texas and the future looks bright,” says Chris. And his future looks bright right along with it. He admits that you have to want it. “There aren’t any easy answers and the only magic is what you bring to it. I gave it my all and it was the best thing I ever did for myself. More important, it can be for anyone who wants it.”

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