My grades that I received were not an accurate representation of Brandy. I am smart, intelligent, and responsible. The choices that I made as a young adult caused my GPA to suffer. Some semesters I put forth a little more effort and other semesters I didn’t. In Summer 2005, my family and I were hit with the news that my grandfather was diagnosed with Lung cancer. The one thing that I wanted in life was to make my grandparents proud of the person they had raised and for them to see me walk across the stage and graduate with my degree. The doctors gave him 6 months to live and I had 4 more classes to take to graduate with my degree in the Fall of 2005. Although I didn’t have all my classes completed, the University was gracious enough to let me participate in Fall commencement services and I could come back in the Spring to complete my courses and they would mail me my degree.
Walking across the stage in December was one of my grandparents and family proudest da...
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...st for the first time in my college career. It was a great feeling and made me work harder. I finally graduated in December 2015 with my family and children looking down and cheering for their mother as I walked crossed the stage. My grandmother uses to always tell me it’s not how you start but how you finish the race. In my eyes, the race ends with my Ph.D. Obtaining my Master Degree in Public Administration will not only equip me to me to be further knowledgeable in this area but it will help me achieve my career aspirations of working in the hospital or at a University assisting the public with their needs. I’ve taken several courses online during my undergraduate time and those were the classes I was most successful in. I have no doubt in my mind that I will excel in the Public Administration Master’s program and I am excited to continue the journey to my Ph.D.
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