Wednesday, November 20, 2013
Student Spotlight: Fernando Sheeler
Read how Fernando feels graduating with his bachelor's degree will be beneficial to him:
"There are many ways graduating from Kaplan University will be beneficial to my family and I, starting with the career opportunities that were not given to me prior to attending Kaplan University. I am one of two people in my family that reached the educational level that I have on my mother's side, and I believe I am the only person on my father's side with a bachelor's degree. That is a great feeling to be looked at as a role model for your family and to inspire others to go and get a college education. In my family, we come from a lower income side of town; so attending college does not seem to be a reality for most of us. This is proof for everyone; if I can do it, anyone can do it. I also feel I have inspired my young kids to go to college when they get bigger; they have talked to me about college and what it means to go to college. Finally, this was something I have wanted to do for a long time, but never had the courage to do it. Getting a bachelor's degree is something that will never be taken away from me. I am grateful that I had a great supporting cast behind me cheering me on every step, every moment, of this experience. I can finally say I have a college degree."