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Sierra College Has a New Tagline! ‘Find Your Amazing’

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Carri Werve and President Willy DuncanSierra College recently held a district wide contest, asking students, faculty and staff to submit their ideas for a new tagline to accompany the college’s new ‘Sierra College Rising’ logo launched in January of this year. On Tuesday, April 18, student Carri Werve received the prize of an Amazon gift card valued at $250, for submitting the chosen tagline: Sierra College, ‘Find Your Amazing’. The Sierra College Foundation provided the prize. The judges, comprising a group of faculty, staff and students, scrutinized the over 800 entries, narrowed down the entries over a period of weeks until they came to the unanimous decision that ‘Find Your Amazing’ would be the new tagline to inspire our diverse student population.

Carri was invited to President Willy Duncan’s office to meet with him, the contest judges and to receive her prize. She didn’t come alone; Carri’s family joined her. Husband, mother, sister and youngest son (who is a current student at Sierra as well), were all there to cheer for her, as they all have been during her Sierra College journey. We asked Carri to write a short autobiography and how she came up with the winning tagline.

Tagline Winner Carri Werve:

“My husband Eric and I had built and operated a commercial printing company together for 15 years. After the 2008 downturn and the changes in the printing industry, we decided to close the company. I started working for an International Biotech Company that encourages ongoing education by providing education reimbursement. I hadn’t been in school in 27 years. Between raising 4 boys and running our company, I never finished my degree.

In the Fall of 2015 I began my journey at Sierra College. Our youngest son Brian has been attending Sierra for the past few years and will be graduating next month with his degree and moving on to a university. I will miss meeting him for dinner between classes and the friendly GPA competitiveness. The best time we had was when we wound up in the same class and kept it a secret the whole semester. The big reveal at the end of the class was like something from a reality show. My goal is to earn my Business Administration Degree. Since there was such a gap in the last time I attended school, I am starting from the beginning. It’s ok, at 55 I have the gift of patience.

I entered four or five different tag lines for the contest. All of them inspired by the new logo and imagining climbing a mountain. Being a Girl Scout who married an Eagle Scout and raised four more scouts, I have a little hiking experience. Each of us has the ability to be amazing. With every test I pass, homework assignment I turn in on time and new concept I finally understand, I amaze myself. Like climbing a mountain, it all starts with the first step. Somewhere in the middle you may wonder if you will ever make it to the top. Finally, when you’re standing at the top seeing how far you’ve come, you smile. You are amazing!

About the Sierra College Foundation

The Sierra College Foundation supports students by funding their pursuit of a higher education, and providing the resources to help guide them toward success. The Foundation is supported by many generous community members, corporations, alumni, staff and faculty who donate their time and financial support to building our campus community.

Sierra College Foundation (website: www.sierracollege.edu/foundation, email: foundation@sierracollege.edu, phone: (916) 660-7020
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