For photographer Nora Tejada, Butler Community College presented a wealth of opportunities. "I went to Butler because it made economic sense, and Butler has a good reputation as one of the leading two-year colleges in the state," Nora said. "I knew that I could rely on receiving a good foundation in Fine Art from them."
Nora stays in contact with Butler instructors who "challenged me to think about the world differently" and continued on to the University of Kansas. "I had gotten an education at Butler that was completely on par with the quality of education I would have received had I gone straight to KU," she said. "There is also the added benefit of smaller class sizes and more individual attention that you get at a smaller college. When I was at Butler, I felt that I was only limited by my imagination - which turns out to be pretty active!"
Though Nora is about to move with her husband Carlos to Hong Kong, the 1992 Circle High graduate has spent the most recent chapter of her life photographing the sights to be seen in New York. In fact, last school year, the Butler alum showcased her work in a digital photography exhibit called "Picturing Kansas and New York" at the El Dorado campus' Erman B. White Gallery. "It gave me some confidence and practical experience displaying my work in a solo show - and an excuse to come back home for a visit," Nora said.