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Karissa Yu

Karissa Yu
Hometown: St. Joseph
Major: Social Work
Interests: Helping others

“Parkland College is not only for students who are straight out of high school,” says Karissa Yu, a Social Work program major from St. Joseph. “I really appreciate the diversity of the students here and the services that Parkland offers them.”

Karissa also appreciates having made the Dean’s List at Parkland; having been inducted into Parkland’s chapter of Phi Theta Kappa, the international honor society of the two-year college; and having earned an outstanding officer award and made many friends in PTK.

Her recipe for the academic success she has achieved is simple: “Register early, come to class, and get to class on time,” she says. Karissa plans to transfer her Parkland credits to the University of Illinois to pursue a master’s degree.

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2400 West Bradley Avenue
Champaign, IL 61821
Phone: 217.351.2200
Toll Free: 800.346.8089


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