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  • Allison Perkins

    Money was tight. Full-time work coupled with a full class load meant little time off to take. It was not a good idea. But at some point, Leah Doperalski and her friend decided to just go for it. And the pair headed to the steep mountains of Jamaica for a week with a non-profit troupe of medical volunteers. That was the moment that changed Doperalski’s life. “I fell in love with it,” she said of the quiet village of Hagley Gap, which teeters at the top of the island destinatio...

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  • Allison Perkins

    Nikki Ninmann had intended to be a nurse. Several years ago, she began nursing school and was working at a local hospital. But, each day as she worked with patients, especially those who came in with injuries due to a criminal activity, she became more interested in what happened before they arrived and after they left her care. “I realized I enjoyed I really enjoyed the criminal side of things,” she said. “I decided to look into schools and see if a criminal investigation degr...

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    When Elizabeth Cotroneo-Wheeler stepped onto the stage to speak at her college graduation she looked out into the audience and individually thanked each of her three young children. The looks on their faces, Elizabeth said, was worth every difficult or stressful moment during the two years she worked to stand there that day. "My oldest child said if I could take classes while taking care of them, then he could do it," Elizabeth said. "They really enjoyed being at the ceremony to take part in m...

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    Working as a cashier in a grocery store, Kris Akins knew enough about the business world to realize that it offered many opportunities, but a college degree would be necessary to make the most of them. Her goal was to get a degree with a broad focus so she could use it in many different ways. She found that the Bryant & Stratton College Online’s associate degree in Business offered just the approach she was looking for: a broad-based business curriculum offered in a convenient format ...

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    Bryant & Stratton College Online is proud to have produced nearly 400 graduates in 2015. One of the most unique aspects of our Online campus is that we have students in every corner of the United States. many of our students are making their way to Buffalo, NY to cross the stage as part of the Class of 2015. Just over 20% of our Online graduates will be making their way to Buffalo while nearly 23% will travel to other Bryant & Stratton College graduation ceremonies in the coming weeks. ...

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    By: Josh Galle, Veterans and Government Recruiting Lead and Kelly Young, Human Resources Program Manager at Humana Like many corporations, Humana has recognized the value that military veterans bring to the workforce.   From strong project management skills to punctuality and extensive travel experience, Veterans are an attractive candidate pool.  However, finding practical ways to translate your military experience into layman’s terms as someone transitioning out of th...

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    Time flies when you’re having fun. It also flies when you’re balancing work, school and promotions as Brian Germann found out during his time at Bryant & Stratton College Online. Germann has been working at DuPont’s Tonawanda, NY plant for over 20 years and took his first step towards advancing his career by pursuing an associate’s degree in IT-Networking. He completed that degree at Bryant & Stratton’s Southtowns campus in 2006 and almost immediately began...

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  • Bryant & Stratton College Blog Staff

    When Desiree Shealy was a child, she watched police officers in action on TV. And she loved what she saw. She said watched them catch the bad guys, help the old lady get her purse back and ticket the speeder who was endangering everyone around him. “I always thought it was so neat,” she said. “I always enjoyed the way people looked up to an officer as a friend, helper and protector.” It was who she wanted to be. Now, thanks to her associate’s degree in Criminal Just...

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  • Chris Ostrander

    Realizing it’s time for a career transition doesn’t need to come from a major life change like losing a job or turning 30. In fact, many people decide that it’s time to pursue a new direction even when they’re in a great situation. That was exactly the situation Yen Klikna found herself in when she decided to enroll in the Medical Reimbursement and Coding online associates degree program at Bryant & Stratton College. Klikna was working full time as a manager at a...

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