2012 OSU Ecampus graduates

Kimberly Ward – 'Hassle-free' education nets promise for the future

Kimberly WardB.A. in Liberal Studies
Piñon Hills, Calif.

What does earning your OSU degree mean to you?
Earning my degree from OSU means accomplishing my goal of obtaining a B.A. from an accredited, quality institution with access to great professors.

Why did you choose to complete your degree online through OSU Extended Campus? What did you like about this method of education?
OSU Ecampus allowed the flexibility I needed to continue my education. I live in a rural area, which made it difficult to attend classes in person. I also have two children and wanted to be able to work around their schedules and still be able to volunteer in my oldest's classroom.

Did you have an instructor or advisor who was influential in helping you succeed as a distance student?
My advisor, Ashleigh Stubblefield, always answered my questions in a timely manner. She made the experience much easier and hassle-free. I never experienced the type of frustration I have had with other schools in trying to figure out if I was heading in the right direction.

Some of my favorite professors that challenged me were Mary Nolan, Peter Little, David Peterson Del Mar and Armelle Denis.

What will your Ecampus degree allow you to do that you were unable to do before?
My B.A. in Liberal Studies will allow me the opportunity to get a job working for my local school district. I plan to continue at Ecampus to earn a B.S. in Computer Science. I am very excited that Ecampus now has this program. Besides the career opportunities, I am glad that I have provided a positive example for my children and will show the importance and value of receiving a higher education.

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