Student Experience

Rebecca Marshall

Rebecca Marshall

Sheridan, AR
B.S.B.A. in General Business


"I believe that my education, coming from the University of Arkansas, has a significant influence on helping me to achieve my career goals."

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Kaylee Armendariz

Kaylee Armendariz

Fayetteville, AR
DNP


"As an advanced practice registered nurse, this degree will enable me to help others improve their health-related quality of life."

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Jessica Robinson

Jessica Robinson

Fayetteville, AR
B.A. in Interdisciplinary Studies


"This program is allowing me to finish what I started so long ago and what I thought I would never be able to do – finally finish school with a degree."

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Lisa Schrag

Lisa Schrag

Bentonville, AR
B.A. in Communication


"I plan on using my education to contribute back to the great state of Arkansas, specifically Northwest Arkansas."

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Rebecca Sterner

Rebecca Sterner

Mena, AR
M.S. in Agricultural & Extension


"I hope to use what I’ve learned in the new program to assist other rural Arkansans by providing scholarships to assist them in their journey at the U of A in the future."

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Alyson Ballew

Alyson Ballew

Fayetteville, AR
Ed.D. in HRWD


"I love that I have been able to use my education to help students and faculty."

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Jennifer Sackett

Jennifer Sackett

Dublin, OH
M.Ed. in Special Education


"I remain committed to teaching special education students because it provides a sense of worth, unspeakable joy, and an opportunity to be a learner and a leader."

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Linda Juve

Linda Juve

Plentywood, MT
LPN to BSN


"I love nursing, so for me, personally, it would be very rewarding to achieve my goal of becoming an RN."

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Amanda Seidenzahl

Amanda Seidenzahl

Van Buren, AR
Ed.D. in HRWD


"I have truly enjoyed my experience in the program and have gained valuable knowledge that directly impacts my career interests."

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Bárbara Barroso-Pérez

Bárbara Barroso-Pérez

Springdale, AR
B.A. in Communication


"After I complete my degree, I hope to have more confidence so that I can eagerly go after those opportunities and more."

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Kelley Sells

Kelley Sells

Copan, OK
Ed.D. in Educational Leadership


"I’ve met some incredible professionals in education from other states that would not have been possible without this program."

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Adam Lavigne

Adam LaVigne

Rohnert Park, CA
M.Ed. in Physical Education


"As I look to become a physical education teacher, I believe my degree has provided a greater understanding of how humans learn new tasks."

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Bushra Salamah

Bushra Salamah

Zionsville, IN
DNP


"I chose an online DNP study program, as it was flexible with my nursing career...It is a flexible program that is run by great faculty that strive on the success of their students."

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Jay Weatherford

Jay Weatherford

Marion, AR
M.Ed. in Physical Education


"I chose to attend the University of Arkansas because I wanted to challenge myself with a rigorous curriculum at one of the best colleges in America."

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Crystal Johnson

Crystal Johnson

Fayetteville, AR
LPN to BSN


"This degree will also allow me to be eligible for leadership roles such as preceptor (training nurse) and charge nurse. In my opinion, this program is the best program for LPNs who want to get to that next level."

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Daniel Wooten

Daniel Wooten

Kennewick, WA
M.S. in Operations Management


"Earning my degree in operations management will provide a greater depth of knowledge to become an expert at my craft."

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Alesha Anderson

Alesha Anderson

Compton, AR
RN to BSN


"Earning my bachelor’s degree in nursing will give me further job flexibility as a registered nurse and is the next step in the process of becoming a nurse practitioner."

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Jason Rose

Jason Rose

Fort Smith, AR
M.S. in Engineering Management


"I am now pursuing my masters and encouraging my children to make choices that are best suited for their continuing education endeavors."

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Cassandra Montogomery

Cassandra Montgomery

Dallas, TX
M.Ed. in Adult and Lifelong Learning


"I have always had a passion for teaching and leading my community in the right direction. (This program) will enhance my ability to become a better leader for the adult learners, my children and the community."

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Ryan Jenkins

Ryan Jenkins

Fayetteville, AR
M.Ed. in Physical Education


"[This degree] will mean I am well-equipped to take what I have learned and spread my knowledge in the classroom or gymnasium as a teacher."

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Ashley Hill

Ashley Hill

Forrest City, AR
B.A. in Interdisciplinary Studies


"Due to the flexibility of online classes offered with the University of Arkansas, I worked full time yet earned a 4.0 GPA and made the Chancellor’s List."

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Keith Lewis

Keith Lewis

Sigonella, Sicily, Italy
M.Ed. in Adult and Lifelong Learning


"In this program, I have learned new concepts and ideas and teaching strategies that I can’t wait to integrate into my own classroom."

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Tinatra Carr

Tinatra Carr

Fayetteville, AR
LPN to BSN


"This program will allow me to grow and develop into a competent Registered Nurse who can provide total care to a patient. I want to be able to do it all."

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Caitlin Bennett

Caitlin Bennett

Little Rock, AR
M.Ed. in Educational Leadership


"This determination I have had over the years to do things without being told and to do them well has served me well in my pursuit of my master’s online."

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Caleb Findley

Caleb J. Findley

Fayetteville, AR
B.A. in Communication


"The skills I’ve learned while attending the University of Arkansas are on display daily. I know I’ve become a more effective communicator, leader and analyst."

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Rachel Holt

Rachel R. Holt

Huntsville, AR
M.Ed. in Adult and Lifelong Learning


"It is my fiercest belief that education is the foundation on which all impactful innovations are constructed."

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Fletcher Ryan

Fletcher T. Ryan

Colorado Springs, CO
M.S. in Engineering


"The U of A was an excellent opportunity for me. It’s online, it’s reputable, and it’s cost effective."

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John Seidel

John M. Seidel

Bella Vista, AR
Ed.S. in Educational Leadership


"Through the EDLE grad program at the University of Arkansas, I’ve learned I can help more than just myself."

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Sommer Yount

Sommer Yount

Pine Bluff, AR
RN to BSN


"I want to continue my education by getting my B.S.N. from the University of Arkansas.”

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Jonathan Miller

Jonathan Miller

Texarkana, TX
DNP


"The staff and faculty really were focused and geared toward success for the students. They really wanted to educate people and prepare them for future careers."

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Jamie Dimick

Jamie Dimick

Wagoner, OK
MSN


"The instructors are fabulous; they understand that we have lives, we have jobs, we have kids, and they’ve always been wonderful about helping"

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James Wolfe

James Wolfe

Rogers, AR
B.A. in Communication


"I liked (studying online) a lot. It was much more organized. I could see everything (class assignments) and plan out my week."

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Jessica Enyart Thomas

Jessica Enyart Thomas

Centerton, AR
B.A. in Communication


"Degrees matter in today’s workplace. I know a lot of companies that won’t even give you an interview without a bachelor’s degree."

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Alissa Farina

Alissa Farina

New York, NY
B.A. in Communication


"I’m so thankful that I switched to the online program. … It gave me the opportunity to live where I wanted to live and go to school."

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Thomas Nance

Thomas Nance

Bella Vista, AR
RN to BSN


"I chose to (study) online because of the flexibility. I can work while studying, and it’s nice not being tied to one area."

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Molly Heath

Molly Heath

Wynne, AR
RN to BSN


"I don’t think I would have been as successful in any other online RN to BSN program. … It’s just been a great experience."

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Trevor Thomas

Trevor Thomas

San Marcos, TX
M.S. in Operations Management


"Probably 50 percent of the concepts learned in the ops management program are relevant and utilized each and every day I'm at work."

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Sree Chintalapudi

Sree Chintalapudi

Bentonville, AR
M.S. in Operations Management


"Without hesitation, if someone asked me if they should take an online class, I would say yes, and I would recommend the U of A."

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Olivia Caillouet

Olivia Caillouet

Fayetteville, AR
M.S. in Agricultural and Extension Education


"I love the flexibility. I love the ability to start and stop lectures when I’m taking notes. That’s not something you can do in the classroom."

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Wendy Karcher

Wendy Karcher

Fayetteville, AR
M.Ed. in Special Education


"It worked with my schedule, and gave me more flexibility. If I knew something for school was coming up in about 3 weeks that was going to take up a lot of my time, I could work ahead."

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Sultanul Hasnat

Sultanul Hasnat

Fayetteville, AR & Bangladesh
M.S. in Operations Management


"Every class and classmate contributed to enrich my knowledge and think creatively...I am grateful to the program for making me believe in myself, to reach the impossible."

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Terrill Standifer

Terrill Standifer

Siloam Springs, AR
Professional MIS


"This program has opened up doors that I never thought possible. It has launched my career further ahead than I ever thought. ... I knew the analytics program at the Walton College of Business would give me the knowledge I needed to have a tangible impact on my professional performance and capabilities."

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Jackson Alexander

Jackson Alexander

Little Rock, AR
M.Ed. in Adult and Lifelong Learning


"I really was able to work at my own pace and kind of pick and choose the classes that I thought were the most relevant for my position."

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Khaled Zeidan

Khaled Zeidan

Springdale, AR
M.S. in Operations Management


"One thing I enjoyed about the program was its mixture of mathematical concepts with cost analysis and finance, combined with project management and operations principles."

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Price Balderson

Price Balderson

Portland, OR
M.S. in Operations Management


"Overall, the program has made me a better leader, manager and ultimately a more rounded person."

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Bradley Dotson

Bradley Dotson

Millington, TN
M.S. in Operations Management


"By Chapter 2 of the very first course, I was bringing my textbook into the office and applying the data analytics concepts."

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Timothy O'Brien

Timothy O'Brien

Lieutenant Commander, U.S. Navy
Millington, TN
M.S. in Operations Management


"My only regret was that I didn't pursue this degree earlier in my career."

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Lisa Scott

Lisa Scott

Dallas, TX
M.S. in Operations Management


"I know that the knowledge and skills gained through the MSOM program will undoubtedly give me a competitive advantage in order to move forward in my career."

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Madelyn Tackett

Madelyn Tackett

Tulsa, OK
M.S. in Operations Management


"I found the program was extremely applicable to real life jobs. It wasn't all just theory."

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Dawn Childres

Dawn Childress

Fort Smith, AR
Ed.S. in Educational Leadership


"The one thing I like most about the format of the online program at the University of Arkansas is that I can still see my professor. I can interact, I can raise my hand, I can be involved in discussions, [and] I can see and learn from the other people who are in my class."

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Sharon Williamson

Sharon Williamson

Corinth, TX
BSE in HRWD


"It means the world to me to be part of that tradition. I'm so thankful the U of A had that (online) program. I started there, and I really wanted to finish there."

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Jorge Camero

Jorge Camero

Farmington, AR
BSE in HRWD


"Having an online program is very helpful for people who have families and full-time jobs."

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Greg Ciaccio

Greg Ciaccio

Arlington, TN
M.S. in Operations Management


"The M.S.O.M. degree is more than a bullet on my resume…Each class was an eye opener that made me curious to learn more."

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Sharon Orlopp

Sharon Orlopp

Arizona
M.Ed. in Educational Technology


"I was amazed and impressed by the quality of the curriculum, the immediate and continual feedback from professors, peer collaboration projects, and the wide array of skills I developed."

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Danielle Tabb

Danielle Tabb

Little Rock, AR
M.S. in Engineering


"The flexibility is unparalleled, and the teachers truly love what they're doing."

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Laura Sherer

Laura Sherer

North Carolina
BSE in HRWD


"From the very first contact I had there [at the U of A], I felt welcomed there; I felt wanted."

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Jessica Farber

Jessica Farber

Fayetteville, AR
B.S.B.A. in General Business


"I have already been promoted three times in less than two years with my current employer, and my experiences at the University of Arkansas have been a huge part of my success thus far."

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Pody Gay

Pody Gay

Springdale, AR
M.Ed. in Educational Technology


"There are still people that I am Facebook friends with who were part of my cohort. Some tests were proctored on campus so we would meet in person once a semester, but everything else was done through email, chats and class time online. I thought I would feel isolated as an online student, but [...] we got to know each other as well as if we were sitting in the same room, which I did not expect."

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Tami Strickland

Mike Rademacher

St. Louis, MO
M.S. in Electrical Engineering


"The University of Arkansas provided an excellent academic program with incredible value. The professors administer online courses with the same rigor as the on-campus experience."

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Tami Strickland

Tami Strickland

Springdale, AR
M.S. in Agricultural and Extension Education


"The completion of my Master of Science in Agricultural and Extension Education degree has provided relational and financial advancement at Tyson. I have the great pleasure of working on an agricultural project in Haiti. The project actually began with a grant proposal I completed for one of my classes."

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Zachary Palombo

Zachary Palombo

Cape May County, NJ
Ed.S. in Curriculum and Instruction


"Any administrator will tell you that they really don't have time to go back to school and take on-campus classes. I have three kids at home, too. The online Educational Specialist in Curriculum and Instruction program lets me pursue my career goals without putting a hindrance on my family."

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Eric Mateos

Eric Mateos

Fayetteville, AR
M.Ed. in HRWD


"I decided to pursue a M.Ed. in Human Resource and Workforce Development because of my high interest in working with people, the most crucial resource of any business in the world. I want to continue to coach football for a long time, and part of coaching is managing people in groups and sub-groups that all have a common goal: winning."

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Sara Beth Waller Johnson

Sara Beth Waller Johnson

Lonoke County, AR
M.S. in Agricultural & Extension Education


"This [online Master of Science in Agricultural Extension Education] program has been a blessing to me. Without the distance education program, I probably could not have gotten my master's degree, at least not as quickly as I did. I highly recommend it for anyone who may not live nearby or works full-time and needs an alternative to sitting in classes."

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Beverly Wade

Beverly Wade

Fayetteville, AR
B.A. in Interdisciplinary Studies


"I like taking online classes because I’m a working adult. When you go to lectures in person, you can miss things or just be there physically rather than mentally. Online gives you the capacity to go back and listen to lectures a second time or go back over a specific point in the lecture to fully understand it."

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Patrick Morin

Patrick Morin

Birmingham, MI
LLM in Agricultural and Food Law


"Although I was initially skeptical that the online LLM in Agricultural and Food Law program would benefit me as much as the in-person experience, the professors have done an exceptional job at encouraging participation from distance students, making me feel as though I'm sitting right there in the classroom."

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Courtney Erikson

Courtney Erikson

Springdale, AR
M.Ed. in Educational Leadership


"The University as a whole has a great family feeling. It's big, but it feels really small. You feel like a person and not just a number. This program has opened up a lot of opportunities within the workforce that I’m really excited about."

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Tina Boris

Tina Boris

Fulton County, AR
RN to BSN


"I felt the curriculum of the University of Arkansas’ R.N. to B.S.N. program was superior to the other university programs I had looked at. The online experience is supported by faculty members who are only an email or phone call away, so you never feel isolated or that you are going it alone."

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Jessica Archie

Jessica Archie

Minot, ND
B.S.B.A. in General Business


"This has been the best decision of my educational career. If you’re not able to be at the U of A, this is the next best thing. I have nothing but positive things to say about the online classes, the advisers, and everything about the online BSBA program."

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Andrew Hill

Andrew Hill

Jonesboro, AR
M.S. in Engineering


While his daughter was earning her bachelor’s degree from the College of Engineering on campus, Jonesboro engineer Andrew Hill earned his master’s degree in engineering online. The knowledge he gained from the program helped him earn a promotion.

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Tamla Heminger

Tamla Heminger

Texarkana, TX
M.Ed. in Educational Technology


"Technology is going to continue to impact all aspects of education, from the way students learn to how instruction is delivered. By completing the U of A’s online master’s in educational technology program, I have the skills that will help my students advance in these areas."

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Joshua Johnston

Joshua Johnston

Fayetteville, AR
B.S.B.A. in General Business


"You have all the same tools that a traditional student has, but you have the luxury of being able to pursue a career while getting a degree at the same time. It allows me to gain experience and develops me as a business professional."

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Amanda Yotty

Amanda Yotty

Muscatine, IA
M.S. in Food Safety


"If the Master of Science in Food Safety program had not been available online, then I would not have been able to earn my degree. I had a family to tend to, in addition to work responsibilities. The U of A was the most economical choice and has an awesome reputation in the industry."

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Vicki Studstill

Vicki Studstill

Mobile, AL
BSE in HRWD


Vicki Studstill, vice president of marketing for an engineering and construction management firm in Mobile, Alabama, attended the University of Arkansas after graduating from high school but didn't complete her degree. The university's online degree-completion program gave her that opportunity.

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Marcus Ibarra

Marcus Ibarra

Springdale, AR
M.S. in Engineering


"I actually have two brothers that are also engineers, and all three of us agreed that we would do the master's program together. So for me, it was a way to keep connection with my brothers through the online program and also see how they were accelerating."

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Kristan Elsken

Kristan Elsken

Joplin, MO
M.Ed. in Special Education, Graduate Certificate in Applied Behavior Analysis


"There are a lot of online programs to choose from, and some are better than others. The online Master of Education in Special Education and Graduate Certificate in Applied Behavior Analysis programs at the U of A prepare you very well to work in the field.”

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Shane Calhoun

Shane Calhoun

Fort Smith, AR
M.S. in Food Safety


"The University of Arkansas is well-known within the poultry industry, with many graduates working at high levels within many different poultry companies. The curriculum includes basic fundamentals for food safety, while at the same time including new developments within the industry.”

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Jenna White

Jenna White

Anchorage, AK
M.Ed. in Physical Education


Jenna White, a 2012 graduate who studied online, won a $25,000 Milken Educator Award for her work as a physical education teacher in Alaska, where she teaches everything from ice hockey and cross-country skiing to team sports such as baseball and basketball.

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Darrell Walker

Darrell Walker

Little Rock, AR
BSE in HRWD


"I could not have accomplished this if the BSE in Human Resource and Workforce Development program were not online. I was traveling all around the country, but I got it done. By no means was it a cakewalk, but it helps to have the flexibility. It fit my life perfectly.”

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