Centralia College’s Distinguished Alumnus Overcomes Adversity

Ron Podmore has several degrees, but during his high school days, he was ready to drop out of school.
Podmore, who is deaf, said he struggled through the education system and no longer wanted to be an outcast or misfit.
He was born with mild to moderate hearing loss, and now only has about 30 to 40 percent of his hearing left.
It wasn’t until he attended Centralia College that he found acceptance in an educational setting and a love in furthering his education. He credits several educators at the college for continuing to push him to find his dreams, and discover his capabilities.