Vikki Wilcock turns lemons into lemonade

When Vikki Wilcock's school, Marinello, closed suddenly, she didn't know what she would do. "I was devastated," she says. "I was only three months away from graduation."

It wasn't easy for Vikki to pick up the pieces after she'd invested so much time and money into her program. And it was hard to leave her friends behind, who had become like family to her. Unfortunately, Vikki didn't have much of a choice.

Vikki decided to come to DATC. The adjustment wasn't easy at first. DATC did things differently than what she was used to. But after a few weeks, Vikki felt like she'd found a new home. Her new instructors took the time to listen and help as she discovered new ways to do what she'd already learned.

"Everything happens for a reason," she says now. "I've gotten more knowledge and experience here than I ever did before."

Vikki finished her DATC program and spoke at her graduation. Now, she works as a teaching assistant in the DATC Esthetics program.

"I never thought about teaching before," Vikki says. "But I actually love it."

DATC is proud of Vikki for turning a potentially devasting situation around so she could share her knowledge and experience with others.