Michelle, ma belle. These are words that go together well.  Other words that go together well...UNM West and Dual Credit.  Though these words may not be quite as poetic as those from the famous Beatles song, high school students from Rio Rancho Public Schools, Bernalillo Public Schools, Albuquerque Public Schools' westside high schools (Volcano Vista and Cibola) and other Sandoval County high schools are taking advantage of UNM West's Dual Credit Program and love the sound of free college credit.

One particular student, Michelle, a Cleveland High School senior,  has taken advantage of the Dual Credit Program to the tune of 31 UNM credit hours in less than a year.  Thanks to UNM West's flexible course scheduling and Michelle's hard work, after high school graduation later this year, she will enter her Fall 2015 semester at UNM as a Sophomore. Michelle's five year plan includes graduating from UNM with her Bachelor's in Business Administration and  law school.  With law school in her future the time and money saved through her participation in the Dual Credit Program will certainly benefit her and her family.  Get to know a little more about Michelle below and and visit http://unmwest.unm.edu/start for more information on the Dual Credit Program.

It's that time of year again.  Yes, classes are back in session but, more importantly Season 19 of The Bachelor is back on tv.  To celebrate the occassion we gave The Bachelor quiz, which all contestants on the show take,  to UNM West Dual Credit student Michelle S.

Name: Michelle S.

Classification: Senior at Cleveland High School and soon to be Sophomore at UNM West. Yup, that's right Sophomore baby!

I can't live without: Hamburgers and sushi!!!!


If I never had to Write papers! I would be very happy.  If I never got to snowboard, I would be very sad.

What's your most embarrassing moment?
My most embarrassing moment was when I spilled an entire water bottle all over myself im the middle of class. It looked as if i had just taken a shower!

What is your greatest achievement to date?

My greatest achievement is teaching myself to play piano. I wanted to play so bad but I couldn't find any one to teach me so I taught myself!

If you could be a fictional character, who would you be? Why?
If i could be a fictional character, I would be Katniss from the Hunger Games! She is so revolutionary and strong for being so young.

If you could be someone else for just one day, who would it be?
I would be Seth Rogen just because of how incredibly funny he is!

Top 3 all-time favorite movies?
Austin Powers,The Imaginarium of Dr. Parnasuss, Dances with Wolves

Top 3 all-time favorite songs?
Break even by The Script, La vie en rose by Edith Piaf, Thanks for the Memories by Fall Out Boy

Where do you see yourself in five years?
In 5 years I see myself finishing up law school and then entering into the beginning phases of internships in law firms in order to move my way up.

If given the opportunity would you go on a show like The Bachelor? Why, Why not?
I would go on a show like The Bachelor. It seems fun and I'd feel really successful and like a winner if I was chosen.

In our eyes you are already a winner Michelle.  Join Michelle, become a winner and take a Dual Credit class at UNM West today.