Linda Phillips

Going to Ashford allowed me to keep my kids close and to be available for them.

Linda Phillips


Linda Phillips got a lot more than she expected when she began attending Ashford University. "Who would have thought I would finish my Bachelor's and find a husband at Ashford?" she said. "Thank you, Ashford!"

Linda met her future husband, Jeremy, while they were both enrolled in the online Comparative Religions course at Ashford. Jeremy explains, “Our ideas clashed and so did we. Somehow our first impressions changed, and the discussion board posts led to emails which led to phone calls which led to meeting which eventually led to marriage."

They were married on September 22, 2007, and Linda moved to Ohio with her three daughters. "He is the most thoughtful, caring, and loving husband."

As an honors student, Linda already had many options she could pursue. "I had called quite a few online universities." In fact, she had already registered for classes at another university in Michigan before discovering Ashford. What had her change her mind? "If it hadn’t been for my Admissions Counselor, I probably would have moved on to another school. She made me feel comfortable with my decision to switch from the in-class experience to the online experience. Going to Ashford allowed me to keep my kids close and to be available for them."

Armed with her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology, Linda says she is committed to inspiring others "who think they cannot finish school - women who were maybe early mothers, displaced homemakers, and women who just think they can't. I want to be able to use the knowledge I have obtained to help them get out of seemingly 'no hope' situations." She plans to pursue a Master’s degree in counseling once her children are in school. 

Link to Jeremy’s story

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