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Online Degree Completion Program
Sometimes Life Gets in the Way...
    Guy Barnes, 30, was one class away from earning his Bachelor’s degree in voice performance in 2013 when a dream job opportunity arose: Move to Washington D.C. to play in a military band for heads of state and elected of- ficials around the world. He jumped at the chance.
Guy Barnes
Andrew Dodderer, 32, was 19 units away from graduating when his number came up on a wait list for the Fire Academy in 2011. The wait had been two years, and the academy was a long-held dream; he couldn’t pass it up.
Edith Magallon, 35, was alone in the US, her mother and five younger sib- lings were in Mexico, where her unlce was helping the family since her fa- ther’s death in 2004. In 2017, her uncle died, and she put her education dream on hold to go take care of her family.
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Andrew Dodderer
Edith Magallon

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