After retiring from the military in the spring of 2011, I found myself at a crossroad. I finished a great career but was unsure of what I wanted to do next. I always had an interest in office work and the medical field. I decided to see what opportunities were available in these areas.
I looked through the Wilson Community College student handbook that summer and found the start towards my new career. I enrolled for the Fall Semester of 2011, pursuing an Associate’s Degree in Medical Office Administration and Office Administration.
I realized I had a big challenge ahead of me. Not only was I attempting two degrees but also it had been over 10 years since I attended school. Add in husband, stepfather, and home caretaker; it can fill one’s schedule. However, I was determined to succeed.
Through all of the long hours of study and hard work, I will achieve what I started. I will receive my degree in Medical Office Administration in the summer of 2013. I plan to receive my degree in Office Administration in the spring of 2014.
My commitment has resulted in my being a member of Phi Theta Kappa and the recipient of the State Employees Credit Union Scholarship.