Paying it Forward - 2007 Profiles
Alumna - Tucson, Arizona
University of Phoenix graduate Betty Beatty has worked for the Federal government for 33 years. She started out as a purchasing agent and advanced her career to eventually become Group Chief of contract operations at Raytheon. The 54-year-old graduated in 2002 because she did not want the lack of a college degree to prevent her from getting management promotions. She is grateful for the opportunity to nominate her daughter, Amanda Zimmerman, for the Paying it ForwardSM Scholarship Program, so Amanda can focus on climbing the career ladder without having to carry the stress associated with the financial weight of a college education on her shoulders.
Recipient - Maricopa, Arizona
Amanda Zimmerman is a 27-year-old mother of four children who works for the U.S. Department of Defense as an industrial specialist. She is excited to complete the Bachelor of Science in Business/Management program, so she can advance her career and serve as a role model for her family. As the primary breadwinner of her household, she is enthusiastic about the future, knowing that, if she perseveres and completes her degree program, a college degree will have a tremendous impact on her long-term success.