Alumna - Silver Spring, Maryland
Sherri Scott is forever grateful to the faith of her father and the University in believing she could earn her degree. She was always an average student and never “excelled” in high school or college. She had to work really hard for her grades as school did not come naturally to her. She always thought about pursuing an advanced degree but did not feel she was smart enough. However, her dad believed that she could do anything she set her mind to because he knew how persistent she was and how she hated to fail.
Her dad died in 2000 and she decided to earn the advanced degree she so coveted and honor his memory with her accomplishment. She chose University of Phoenix and an MBA with a concentration in global management. In 2006 she was offered a position as a site manager for a federal contractor. She had to leave her comfort area and dive into a new career and focus area, but trust in her education and herself that she could do it. She wants to repay her father and University of Phoenix for believing she could do it all along, even though she wasn’t positive herself.