Like many of my classmates, I bring a lifetime of experiences to each course I take, and benefit from the combined knowledge of all these other non-traditional students. I began my adult and continuing education over twenty years ago, by taking classes at a community college, when my son was at pre-school. It took seven years to earn my Associate Degree in Liberal Studies, and another four years to earn my BA in Literature and Women's Studies, because I was raising three young children by myself for most of that time. Shortly after my youngest child was born, I went through a divorce, and worked a series of part-time, temporary and seasonal jobs -- just to make ends meet.
After I earned my first Bachelor's Degree, I went on to work for Planned Parenthood, the Vermont Department of Health, and the Council on Aging for Southeastern Vermont. These various experiences have led me to a decision to pursue the degree I am currently working on at Granite State College. My goal is to one day run a community health center for low-income families and individuals.
In the meantime, I am thoroughly enjoying my time at GSC, and that's from my dual-perspective as employee and student. I'm ecstatic about my co-workers - they are amazing folks that go above and beyond for students because they are dedicated to Adult Higher Education. I've taken classes with some of the most knowledgeable and experienced, yet approachable instructors, here at GSC. As mentioned earlier, I have attended several other colleges over the years, and I can say that the quality of learning at GSC rates very high.
But don't just take my word for it ... take a class at Granite State College and experience it for yourself!