MCC Graduate Quentin Savwoir Quentin Savwoir grew up in Kansas City. He graduated from the Paseo Academy– part of the Kansas City Public School District. Now he works for the city in Mayor Sly James’ office. “My title is Special Assistant for Public Policy. I work in the areas of public health, transportation and energy efficiency. I am responsible for making sure that the Mayor is fully aware of ordinances and any developments in those three areas” said Savwoir. “I am a son of Kansas City and having this job, in this role, is allowing me to experience the City that I love in a different way. I am able to see the decisions that impact so many lives and make the difference in so many lives day in and day out. And it allows me to appreciate the city much differently.” When he talks about his journey, Savwoir explains it was not necessarily an easy path. He attended three other higher education institutions in the area. He referred to those attempts as false starts, but then he enrolled at MCC. “I recognized that at my core, I am a student and I like to learn. And it was something about unlocking my desire to understand my greatness and potential that enabled my success at MCC. And I had a really good group of people who were supporting me. I knew I didn’t want to go to a school where I was just another number. When I walk down the hall, I wanted my teacher to be able to call me by name. When someone asks me about MCC, I tell them it was the best decision I have ever made in my life, ” said Savwoir.
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