* Meet Elena Nguyen

Elena NguyenWhat Elena Nguyen didn’t expect when she entered her first college class a year later was how the world would open up to her as a student in MBC's Program for the Exceptionally Gifted. Now the psychology student is pursuing minors in biology and English — all the while learning that college life can be educational, supportive, and fun.

"Being here has made me realize there are so many aspects of the world for me to experience and explore. The very essence of the PEG program is its ever-present feeling of community. The people at PEG are always there for you. Just step out of your room — an RA is right down the hall, ready to take on any distressing spider encounters or final-exam angst — not to mention there are three floors full of girls who are in the same boat."