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Caesarrae Rapier

Photo of young black man wearing a red shirt and holding a bookUnion County native Caesarrae Rapier, is a 2013 graduate of Henderson Community College. The 30 year-old married father of two shares that his experience at HCC was terrific.

According to Caesarrae, “The affordable education that the institution provided me with was great, but it could not compare to the loving atmosphere that is created by the faculty, staff, and students.

In 2010, I lost my grandfather, Moscoe T. Rapier, to brain cancer; it was one of the hardest times in my life. My grandfather was actively involved in civil and workers’ rights and dedicated his life to fighting social injustices in the area. His passion for civil rights, coupled with the love that he showed me throughout my life was always a major driving force for me. He was always proud of me and encouraged me in my academic endeavors. Losing him was very hard and there were times when I considered giving up on school. However, the HCC family really helped me to continue pressing toward realizing the educational and life goals that I had set for myself. I am now pursuing my BA in Social Work through Murray State University’s satellite campus here at HCC.”