There were many evenings when Byrnadette Flores sat down to do her undergrad school projects with her favorite study buddy right by her side: her 8-year-old daughter, Mia. Mia would settle in to do her homework as well, telling her, “Mommy, I am going to try hard like you in school.”
Brittany G. Brannon
Having earned her associate and bachelor’s degrees, Brittany G. Brannon didn’t have to prove her academic credentials to anyone. She was educated, accomplished, and fulfilling her purpose as a substance abuse counselor and a youth minister in her hometown of Union, South Carolina.
When Liz Abitante began her journey at Ashford University*, she already had an undergraduate degree under her belt. Nevertheless, she knew that continuing her education and increasing her knowledge could only benefit her in the long run.
Because of mental health issues, college seemed like it might be impossible for Charity Keith. Nevertheless, she decided to test the limits of possibility and give college a try. That decision ended up changing her in ways she didn’t expect.
Having done stints at various community colleges in the San Francisco Bay Area, Colette Samimi had fallen into the mindset that she couldn’t go back to school. The married mother of two thought she didn’t have the time or money to return to her studies.