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CCBC alum pursuing his dream at Cornell

Born in Nepal, Sagar Chapagain came to the United States in 2011 and enrolled at CCBC in 2012. As a first-generation college student, he found it challenging to learn the culture, adjust to the language and navigate the American educational system. But, his determination far outweighed any challenges he faced and in 2015 he graduated with honors from CCBC, received the President’s Distinguished Graduate Award and served as the commencement speaker.

As a Jack Kent Cooke Foundation scholarship recipient, Sagar was able to continue his education at Cornell University where he is pursuing his dream of becoming a doctor. And, it all started at CCBC where he thrived as an Honors student and member of Phi Theta Kappa.

Thanks to the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation, you can hear Sagar’s story as he shares his experience at CCBC and how Phi Theta Kappa changed his life.

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Sagar Chapagain - Phi Theta Kappan and Cooke Scholar 10.12.2016
Video by Jack Kent Cooke Foundation
Less than five years ago, Sagar was living in Nepal, where attending an Ivy League school was nothing more than a dream. After immigrating here and excelling as a student at the Community College of Baltimore County (, he became a member of Phi Theta Kappa ( and a Cooke Scholar. Now he is attending Cornell University with plans to go on to medical school. Community college students, follow in Sagar's footsteps and see how far you can go, apply now: