Watch adult learners share their stories of finding personal and career satisfaction through education in these inspirational videos.
Success Stories Articles
When Camille Theriaque faced early retirement from her firefighting career, she knew she could still make a difference, and a psychology degree was the answer. Learn more about her journey and why this former firefighter plans to help the victims of post-traumatic stress disorder.
This former Marine went back to school after the military to add a bachelor’s degree to his experience and open up more career opportunities.
A nursing degree allowed Kathy Getchel to make a bigger impact in her career as a hospital leader and nurse educator.
Beacon College’s unique educational mission to empower students with learning disabilities has led to a graduate rate 12 times higher than the national average. With curriculum tailored to different learning styles, students have achieved success where they once struggled.
This student’s determination to overcome learning disabilities led her to the top spot of valedictorian at Beacon College. Through her support and guidance, she’s made a lasting impact on fellow students.
Combining both digital media and studio art has allowed this student with learning disabilities to express herself creatively, hone career-ready skills in graphic design, and triumph over the anxiety of sharing her personal journey through her art.
Embarking on an encore career means marrying your experience with what you love to do. This midlife executive found passion and purpose as a business coach.
Nontraditional student Cheryl Sebjenics became valedictorian with a perfect 4.0 GPA—after 14 years of taking one class per semester and holding a full-time job. She proves that slow and steady can still achieve great success.
Arthur Chappell is a recovered addict who returned to college at 50 for a degree in pyschology. Read his inspirational story on how he became a social worker to help others recover like he did.
Melissa Bowermaster was a volunteer at her local child advocacy center but after wanting to do more, she got her bachelor’s in human services from Kaplan University. Now she’s the executive director of Jessie’s Place, a child advocacy center in Citrus county, Florida and helps her community in meaningful ways every day.
Real estate can provide lucrative careers to people of all backgrounds. Lisa Cirillo shares her journey with StudentAdvisor in this spotlight on success feature.
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