[vc_row type=”in_container” full_screen_row_position=”middle” scene_position=”center” text_color=”dark” text_align=”left” overlay_strength=”0.3″][vc_column column_padding=”no-extra-padding” column_padding_position=”all” background_color_opacity=”1″ background_hover_color_opacity=”1″ column_shadow=”none” width=”1/2″ tablet_text_alignment=”default” phone_text_alignment=”default” column_border_width=”none” column_border_style=”solid”][vc_column_text]I was fortunate to work at Auburn University for over 31 years and I always dreamed of completing my accounting degree from my favorite university. It was on my “bucket list”.

So in 2012 — many years after earning BBA, MBA, and DPA degrees from other universities and completing a very successful career as an accountant and financial manager — I had the opportunity to complete a degree that I had begun in the 1980s. I was definitely a non-traditional student and found the experience of being an undergraduate again to be challenging and rewarding.

One of the highlights of my coursework was taking two courses through study abroad. I recommend this experience to every Auburn student. I very much appreciated the support provided by my professors, the student services staff, my classmates and my husband. I am proud to count myself among Auburn’s alums.

Graduating summa cum laude and serving as an honorary student marshal at the age of 61 was a thrill I will never forget. I hope my positive experience will inspire other women to pursue degree completion at Auburn. It is never too late![/vc_column_text][/vc_column][vc_column column_padding=”no-extra-padding” column_padding_position=”all” background_color_opacity=”1″ background_hover_color_opacity=”1″ column_shadow=”none” width=”1/2″ tablet_text_alignment=”default” phone_text_alignment=”default” column_border_width=”none” column_border_style=”solid”][image_with_animation image_url=”17214″ alignment=”right” animation=”Fade In” box_shadow=”none” max_width=”100%”][/vc_column][/vc_row]