When I learned about Herzing’s Badge to Grad initiative for police officers, I was inspired to fulfill my lifelong dream of obtaining my MBA. I completed my undergraduate education in 1978—it had been almost 37 years since I wrote my last academic paper—but I knew that I was ready for a new challenge. Although my undergraduate GPA did not qualify me for automatic enrollment into the MBA program, I was overjoyed and very grateful to be granted admission by Dr. Kelly May, Dean of Academic Programs.
I loved my experience at Herzing. My first weeks of class were not easy, but my instructors and professors were very dedicated and they helped me develop the writing, leadership and business skills that I needed to be successful. Herzing’s P.R.I.C.E of success model has also taught me the value of hard work and motivated me to succeed in both my professional and personal life. Thanks to Herzing, I have the confidence, knowledge and problem-solving skills that will allow me to pursue advanced career opportunities in the business field. I feel very prepared for the next chapter of my life.
I’m extremely proud of achieving my dream and graduating with a 4.0 GPA, but more importantly, I am looking forward to giving back to the world of business. There are myriad job opportunities in my field and I hope to become a director of security, marketing or business operations. For those of you who wish to take on a fantastic challenge, I invite you to come join our family at Herzing University. The sky is the limit for you. You too can be a Herzie!