Applying to Stamps
Before her transfer to Stamps, Burks enrolled in Washtenaw Community College along with her son for a liberal arts transfer. There, Burks and her son teamed up for a college education.
“I went to my advisor at Washtenaw Community College and I said that I needed a ‘fun class.’ Intuition was leading me straight to the art department,” Burks said. “I literally changed my life. All the dots were connecting, the T’s were crossing, and it was all happening.”
Burks’ family members later suggested that she apply at Stamps. Burks then compiled an intricate portfolio with a “little bit of everything,” containing oil paintings, charcoal works, two pages out of her sketchbook, and photography.
After being accepted into Stamps, Burks had no doubt she would also be accepted into the wider Stamps community.
“At Stamps, it’s a small knit community in a big school, where they nurture and embrace and push and cradle. I knew 1,000% that I was going to be embraced and accepted and challenged for who I am,” Burks said.