An entrepreneur with hopes of honing his professional expertise, Clay Manley was determined to return to school in order to pursue a business degree and achieve a long-standing personal goal. Having spent more than ten years developing a green technology business, Nano LiquiTec, alongside his wife, Clay knew it was the right time to take the plunge and enroll in the Bachelor of Arts in International Business program at the Forbes School of Business & Technology™.
“I felt I had never achieved a goal many had and that the education would assist me in my career goals [as] an entrepreneur,” reflects Clay of his motivation to pursue higher education. “Already, the classes I am taking at Ashford have given me a renewed sense of confidence and knowledge.”
As an outstanding entrepreneur and devoted student, Clay was selected as a recipient of the Forbes School of Business & Technology’s Entrepreneurship Scholarship. He notes that “being awarded the scholarship has been a positive talking point in [his] business. It’s been an honor.”
Having completed a handful of courses, Clay notes that he has already felt a meaningful transformation in both his professional prowess and personal sense of fulfillment. Clay expresses the impact of his educational progress on his entrepreneurial efforts, “The knowledge I am gaining through Ashford classes is giving me new and useful tools for bettering our operation [by] building stronger relationships, delivering a better quality experience to our customers and partners, and building the best possible team.”
Above all, Clay says that this educational journey has instilled within him a new sense of confidence. “Meeting this important personal goal—completing my college education—gives me a daily sense of pride, which I consider priceless,” he reports. As he and his wife prepare to welcome their first child.