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Ashford Student Success Stories
Career ambition. Family promises. Personal fulfillment. Why do you want your degree? Our student stories are unique and inspiring. They remind us why we keep reaching for a greater goal.
Renata C. Franklin
Earning an Ashford degree, in regards to life-altering experiences, is ranked right up there with marriage and becoming a mother.
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Anytime I feel like giving up or putting my schoolwork on the back burner, I look long and hard at my two beautiful daughters, and the fire in my heart rekindles, giving me the boost I need to keep going.
I was blessed enough to get a job right out grad school, doing exactly what I learned, doing exactly what my projects were,” Barbara says. “It went from doing class projects to realizing everything made sense because I was doing the same things, but in real life now.
I’m trying to set an example for my kids. Even though life can get hard, I want to show them that you can still do a good job no matter how much you have going on.
The reason why I decided to get a degree in Journalism and Mass Communications is because as an African American male, I believe there are certain news stories I can relate to because I am Black. I think now, more than ever, it is important to see African American writers getting their stories out to the public to see.
General Irvin Barrett, II
The value of education is great, and I plan to be a key advocate for individuals who do and do not look like me to capitalize on educational value.