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I was at work. My knees were hurting. My back hurt, and I was looking at what other jobs are here. And there was one that I was really interested in. So I went to the manager, and asked him "Hey, what do I gotta do to get this job?" And he said "You gotta get a four-year degree." And, that was on a Friday afternoon. On Monday I signed up for college. I was here at LC in 1988. And I did math classes and different things, but at that point in time, I didn't know if I was ready for school. And I went to spring break and I never went back until pretty much thirty years later, at least. I started off as a part-time teller, and worked my way up. And kind of had just about every role you could imagine in banking, working my way up. Focused on work and my career, and then about fifteen years later I decided it's something that was important to me, and for me to show my kids that I got my degree, and how important a college education was. When I was doing some research online, LCSC had really good, flexible options for parents that worked, and busy people. A lot of online classes, and they had the degree I was looking for, which was business, so I went up at LC. LCSC was the lowest cost four-year college in the state. We're on a budget, and LCSC really helped fit into that budget. I work, typically more than forty hours a week, and have two very active kids, that we're always taking to different sports. I got football, and horseback riding, and soccer, and tennis and piano lessons, so the online classes have been great. Having a schedule at work where sometimes I'm working graveyard, sometimes I'm working the evenings, sometimes day shift. Just rotating shift work. I couldn't attend a physical class. So the online classes was a key. It worked with my work schedule. I did do a few in-person classes, and there's a lot of resources that they offer, it was just like being on main campus. You had all access to everything you needed. They cared about my success and wanted to see me get my degree and I'm really looking forward to graduating. The advisors here were wonderful. They get to know you. They help you out, and it's not just in school, but on a personal level. They're always willing to help, and so that was kind of what has been making me stay in school. Because if I wouldn't have had that- -the positive experience, I probably would have not kept going. It's affordable. It's available. And they encourage you along the way to perform your best. If there's something you want to do, never pass on it because of the time it will take. Because I was like "You know, it's going to take two, three years for me to finish my degree." But two or three years is going to happen whether I'm in school or not, so I'm so glad I did. You are better off doing the classes and getting your schooling done, and making yourself feel more confident, knowing that you have the experience, knowing that you can take this, and you can go anywhere, I just tell everybody, make that first phone call.
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