“My MBA opened the door for new professional opportunities with my employer,” says Linda Anderson, who now works as an Operations Manager at a Kellogg Company plant in Battle Creek, MI. “On a personal level, it also helped move me a step closer to obtaining my PhD.”
Linda earned her Master of Business Administration, Supply Chain Management specialization, from Ashford at the age of 43 in 2011. It was her first experience with an online program, having earned both of her undergraduate degrees at traditional campuses. (She graduated with honors when she acquired her Associate of Applied Science in General Technology from Southwest Tennessee Community College in 2003, as well as her Bachelor of Science in Business Management from Rowan University in 2007.)
Linda enjoyed the online learning environment so much, she is now enrolled in an online PhD program at Ashford’s sister school, University of the Rockies. After completing her doctorate studies, Linda plans to pursue a career in teaching. She’s already helping to inspire others, having influenced three people to enroll at Ashford and pursue their own educational goals. “I would tell anyone to enroll,” she says. “I would tell them my story, and I would also offer to help them navigate through the system until they were comfortable on their own. I chose Ashford after researching 10 different universities. Comparing my wants and needs – tuition cost and flexible class schedules – I knew Ashford was the school for me.”
When she is not studying, Linda and her wife enjoy traveling and spending time with both of their large families.