Success Stories Articles

Adult Learners Share Their Stories: Inspirational Videos

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Watch adult learners share their stories of finding personal and career satisfaction through education in these inspirational videos.

Firefighter Fights Back with Psychology Degree

Camille Theriaque

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.

Back to School after the Military

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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.

Saving Lives and Giving Back with a Nursing Degree

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A nursing degree allowed Kathy Getchel to make a bigger impact in her career as a hospital leader and nurse educator.

Students with Learning Disabilities Thrive at Inclusive College

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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.

Student with Learning Disabilities Rises to the Top of Her Class

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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.

Art Degree Provides Outlet for Student with Learning Disabilities

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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.

This Woman’s Encore Career Is a Labor of Love

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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 Becomes Valedictorian One Class at a Time

Cheryl Sebjenics

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.

Online Psychology Degree Leads to New Career

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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.

A Human Services Degree: The Social Network of Good

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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.

Becoming a Real Estate Agent: Lisa’s Story

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Real estate can provide lucrative careers to people of all backgrounds. Lisa Cirillo shares her journey with StudentAdvisor in this spotlight on success feature.