I chose UW-Fox because it is conveniently located close to my home. The small class sizes are perfect for a student who has been out of school for many years.
When I met with my advisor, I was quite shocked to find out that my college credits from all of those years ago would transfer and that I was so close to getting an associate degree. I decided to go back to school to prove to myself that I could earn that degree.
The thing that I found to be rewarding was the fact that I got the courage to go back to school and I am learning that I really enjoy it. I am a stronger person now and it helps me to work harder. I had lost my job of 24 years and I felt like a failure. I couldn't find a job because I was either over qualified or under qualified. Going back to school is giving me an opportunity to gain more knowledge, build my confidence and accomplish one of my goals.
After completing my Associate of Arts & Science Degree, I believe I will have a foundation to pursue a bachelor's degree in education or in human resources.