Institutional Scholarship RecipientMajor: Bachelor of Science in Health Administration with a concentration in Long-Term Care
Anticipated Graduation Date: 2012
Hometown: Norco, CA
Suzanne has always been a good student but life has had a way of standing in between her and her degree. In her late teens, Suzanne faced the passing of her father and suffered a pulmonary embolism that resulted in a two week hospital stay in the cardiac intensive care unit and a year on anticoagulants. Later into her adult life she and her husband faced work layoffs and additional medical challenges. Suzanne has also had to care for her mother and sister. Needless to say, Suzanne and her family have come across some of the steepest challenges. But now, Suzanne is at a point where she can turn her life, and her family’s, around. She is ready for the next chapter—one that starts with a degree.
Suzanne has found University of Phoenix to be the perfect fit for her learning style. The one-class-at-a-time schedule gives Suzanne the chance to thoroughly focus on the class subject matter. When she started her program she was unsure she would like the participation requirements but she has found she has learned so much from her fellow students. Plus, she enjoys the interaction. She says, “You are NEVER too old to go back to school and contribute to society!”
Suzanne has decided to use her degree to be a health care champion for the large aging population. She is earning her health administration degree so she can make the lives of the elderly comfortable and ensure they are treated with dignity. What’s more, Suzanne believes that earning her degree will allow her to contribute to society in a much more valued forum than she can without one.
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