Tommy J. Bentley, Jr. – Milwaukee

Tommy Bentley Silver Lake College
Tommy Bentley is an early childhood education major at Silver Lake College who plans to become a teacher and coach.

Name:  Tommy J. Bentley Jr.

Hometown:  Milwaukee

Course of Study:  Early Childhood Education

Why did you choose Silver Lake College?
I came to Silver Lake to become a better teacher and mentor. I also want to be successful and independent.

How has financial aid impacted your college experience?
It has helped me a lot throughout the years, and I am very thankful for it. I was able to attend the college I chose based on classroom experiences and needs rather than finances.

What will a college degree mean to you?
It will mean that I can help make a difference in a child’s life or my future children’s lives.

Have you learned something during college you didn’t expect? 
I’ve learned how to balance classes, sports, work, and my personal life.

What are your plans after graduation?
After college, I plan to become a gym teacher, basketball coach, baseball coach, and an athletic director.

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