Having had first hand experience as a GSC student, I am well versed in the trials and tribulations of those continuing their education, working towards a degree. By choice, it took me 13 years (I kid you not!) to get my bachelor's degree. Being the mother of three children, working (I guess some of you know the story), I could only handle one college evening class a term. Being able to take classes anywhere in the University System further increased my flexibility.
So here I am, all these years later, with a bachelor's (and a master's) degree and working for my Alma Mater. It can't get any better than that. An additional bonus for me is that I've been able to fulfill my lifelong dream of teaching! I teach Digital Scrapbooking for OLLI, a GSC grant funded, adult education program for people 50 and over.
While an undergraduate at GSC, I interned for NPR's The Exchange through an independent learning contract, Marquee Magazine accepted a paper I wrote for a film history class taken at Manchester NH University, and two additional papers were accepted for presentation at DePauw University. None of this would have been possible without the support and encouragement of the staff and faculty at GSC (formerly known as College for Lifelong Learning). GSC gave me great latitude in pursuing my developing interests (no pun intended) in film, storytelling and the narrative. These interests later connected in my graduate studies at the University of New Hampshire where I obtained my Master of Arts Liberal Studies. My thesis project? A website containing a database of films made between 1916 - 1940 which were based on some form of literature authored by women.