With the support and encouragement from relationships I’ve built at ESC, I truly feel unstoppable.

Kelly Domineske ‘20

Kelly Domineske says that prior to becoming a student at ESC, her lack of self-confidence was “always a roadblock.” In fact, she says, it kept her from starting—and achieving—one of her lifelong goals: Earning a college degree. 

That all changed when she had her children, now ages five and two. 

There is nothing I won’t do to ensure my children have the best future and opportunities possible,” Kelly says. “That includes earning my degree.” 

Kelly is now on course to complete her bachelor’s degree in Business, Management and Economics with dual concentrations in Human Resources Management and Labor Relations. She is earning her degree online and onsite through ESC’s Corning location while she works as a human resources benefits specialist at Guthrie Corning Hospital. 

These days, Kelly has confidence to spare.  

“With the support and encouragement from the relationships I’ve built with my fellow students and the ESC staff, I truly feel unstoppable,” Kelly says.



I AM ESC is both a welcome and a deeply rooted sense of belonging. Here, students come first. Their success is supported every step of the way so they can go confidently into the world and put new skills and ideas into practice.

I AM ESC is a testament to our students’ resolve to do more, to be more, to achieve more. And it is proof that education, family, work and life can go hand in hand, and even enrich the academic experience.

I AM ESC captures the spirit of our students and statewide community. It reflects the talents, interests and diversity of the residents and industries critical to the state we call home.

I AM ESC is a rallying cry – an all-inclusive invitation to students to freely pursue their goals and to fully experience and continually shape our college and programs.  

I AM ESC is a statement of pride, ownership and accomplishment. It’s a celebration of where you’ve been, where you are, and where you’re going. It’s a guiding force and fundamental element of what ESC is and what ESC does.

I AM ESC is you. And we’re better because of it.


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