Tina Nguyen Named To 40 Under 40 Class Of 2023


Tina Nguyen
Lake Michigan College
What Does Your Company/Organization Do?
Southwest Michigan students can enroll in two-year, accredited programs at Lake Michigan College, a nonprofit educational organization. By delivering high-quality education, supporting innovation, and creating stimulating experiences, our company empowers people and communities. We want to give our students the knowledge and abilities they need to succeed in both their personal and professional life.
As the first member of my family to enroll in and complete college, I have not only reached a big personal milestone but also achieved my parents’ hopes and expectations for me. My commitment, diligence, and fortitude in the face of difficulties have led me to graduate with a high GPA. It has been an honor to meet and even surpass my parents’ expectations as I have gotten through college. One of my greatest successes, this success has brought them enormous pride and delight.
What else do you hope to accomplish by the age of 40?
I want to make considerable career progress and maybe even land a leadership position in my field by the time I’m 40. In addition, I want to keep up with the most recent professional developments and industry trends. Another important objective is financial success, which aims for independence and stability that permit comfortable living, private investment, and community involvement. These three objectives taken together demonstrate my commitment to improvement on all fronts: personal, professional, and fiscal.
✿ Lake Michigan College, Benton Harbor, MI Associates of Science in Networking ✿ Davenport University, Grand Rapids, MI Bachelor of Science in Network Management & Security
What Town Do You Reside In?
Saint Joseph, MI
Where were you born?
Grand Rapids, MI
What was your first job?
Working as a receptionist at my dad’s nail salon.
Best advice you ever got?
“Give it your 110%. Even if it fails… your hard work will always be appreciated.” – Dad
Who inspires you most?
My parents are the people who motivate me the most. They not only provided me with a life full of chances thanks to their unceasing effort and sacrifice, but they also instilled in me a strong work ethic and a desire to succeed. Their deeds have demonstrated to me how commitment and tenacity may pave the way for a better life, and these values are what motivate me to succeed.
That one thing about you we’d be most surprised to learn.
I’m a gamer at heart! I also stream in my spare time on twitch.tv at spicytunamayo. Feel free to check me out!
What do you love to do in your downtime?
Stream on twitch, spend time with my loved ones, and play video games with my online friends! OH and my dog, pepper.
What book are you reading now?
Six Crimson Cranes Book by Elizabeth Lim
Volunteer activity you love the most.
Assisting with events for e-sports at my college. It’s always enjoyable.
What motivates you to give back to your community?
Understanding that the success I’ve already achieved is not completely my own doing but a result of the opportunities and support I’ve gotten from others, notably my parents and educators, is what inspires me to give back to my community. By helping others, I hope to open up comparable chances for them, promoting a cycle of empowerment and advancement.
What Superpower would you most love to have? (for example, the ability to fly or to be invisible, or incredible strength, etc)
This might be super cheesy… BUT I would love to have the strength and abilities of Sailor Saturn. Sailor Saturn, also referred to as the “Messiah of Silence,” is the grim reaper of the Sailor Moon universe. But if you want a simple answer then… teleportation.
What would you like to leave behind as your legacy once you are gone?
To be forgotten.
What does the  honor of being named to the 40 Under 40 most mean to you?
When I learned that my community wanted to submit me for 40under40, I was absolutely astonished. Being given this incredible award makes me feel both humbled and honored.


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