Beth Amyotte’s passion is to leave the earth a better place for all, including her 8-year-old daughter, Kara.
After dropping out of high school, Beth joined the Army National Guard in 2005, serving as a Petroleum Supply Specialist, after scoring high with her military testing in science but low in math. After serving two years, she was medically discharged due to a severe injury. She then married her childhood friend and had their daughter. Beth loves being a wife and mother, but she wants to set an example for her daughter on what can happen with determination and focus. Highly motivated, Beth enrolled in the
AS Science and Engineering Technology program to earn her first two years of college credits. Her short-term goal is to transfer to a private college to pursue a BS in Molecular Biology & Genetics. Her longer-term goal is to work with genetics in a laboratory that benefits humanity.
Beth is active on campus, dedicating 12 hours per week to tutoring, leading the Math Club, and participating in the Mu Alpha Theta Math Honor Society. As a Phi Betta Kappa member, she ranks in the top 10% of her class. Beth believes that most students have the knowledge to succeed but lack confidence. She describes her tutoring focus as typically serving as a cheerleader in ways that help students increase their self-assurance.
Fortunately, Beth has received scholarships that allow her to focus on her studies full-time. She encourages students to apply for the
Science Scholar Program, which has open applications until November 15. Additionally, she received a $1,000 Wanda Garner Presidential Student Scholarship from AMATYC and encourages others to join the Math Club for a chance to earn a $3,000 scholarship.
Despite facing challenges like the loss of her mother and a difficult surgery, Beth remains focused on her goals. She plans to graduate in Spring 2024 and pursue her BS degree at a private college. While she is excited about the future, she values the exceptional support services provided by Saint Paul College and is grateful for the Mental Health Counselors, Student Emergency Funds, and other resources offered by the Title III office.
As a strong advocate for military mothers, Beth will be speaking at March Madness for Military Marine Moms next March organized by
Semper Fi Flo. She plans to discuss how two-year colleges, including Saint Paul College, can assist military mothers and their families in developing workforce skills. Furthermore, she is proud that her daughter, Kara, intends to follow in her footsteps and attend Saint Paul College.