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Me @22 stationed at CCAD, U.S. Army, S. Korea 1974-75

As I stated on my home page, I spent over twenty years working in the world of academia. During that time I worked at colleges and universities (public and private, and all of them were nonprofit) until I was hired for a Director position at a for-profit institute back in 2008 that only lasted seven months (ending in April 2009). It was my only foray into the for-profit educational arena.

Me @Today

After my seven months at the for-profit institute, I started a nationwide search for another student affairs/student services position that spanned several years. Unfortunately, I was unable to find another job after a very extensive search (I stopped counting the number of professional positions I applied for when it reached 500 in 2011), and, long story short, I am now officially retired from the world of academia.

Prior to my career in higher education which began in my mid-30’s when I went back to college to earn a master’s degree, I had worked since high school in mostly secretarial/clerical positions both before and after I joined the U.S. Army at the age of 21 so I could get the G.I. Bill and go to college. The U.S. Army had a two-year enlistment at the time, so I signed up, went through Basic Training, AIT, and I was stationed in South Korea. My Company Commander where I was stationed in South Korea called me a stract trooper. In rank I went from E-1 to E-4 in one year, and I earned an expert badge firing the M16. I received an honorable discharge, and once I got out of the Army I started college using the G.I. Bill. I also worked during the time I attended college, and the first two years I was in college I attended college full time during the day, and I worked full time as a supply technician on the 3-11 shift at a local hospital while earning my Associates degree at a local college in 1979. Upon receiving my Associates degree I was promoted to departmental secretary at the hospital and worked the day shift full time until 1983.

It was in August 1983 that I first started working in higher education (colleges and universities) when I enrolled at a state university to complete a bachelor’s degree which I received in May 1985. During that time I was an editorial secretary for a professional journal located for two years at that university. Upon received my B.A. in 1985, I continued to work in secretarial positions until January 1990 when I went back to that same state university and earned a Master’s degree in Higher Education/Student Personnel Service, which I was awarded in August 1991.

Since January 1990, I have worked specifically in the area of Student Affairs/Student Services at colleges and universities in three different states. The degrees I have earned are as follows: (1) Associate’s degree (A.A.) in Art in 1979; Bachelor’s degree (B.A.) in Art and Design in 1985; and a Master’s degree (M.S.) in Education (“Higher Education/Student Personnel Services”) in 1991. In 1992 I was awarded a one-year Doctoral Fellowship in Higher Education/Adult Education at a private university in another state, and I completed all the requirements with the exception of the dissertation for a doctorate (Ed.D.) in Adult Education in 1993. Finances and a time limit kept me from completing the dissertation phase of the doctorate. I worked at colleges and universities from 1983-85, and from 1990-2009 until I lost that job mentioned above in April 2009.

On a personal note, I am a Christian and I have been since the age of ten. My faith plays a major role in my life and it has been instrumental especially in these past nine plus years since I lost my job in 2009. I’ve also been engaged twice in my life but I was not in love with either of the two guys (a decade apart from each other), and I felt it was best to wait to marry until I fell in love. And I haven’t given up yet on finding love… 🙂

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