Sandra Moore spoke with Audrey and Wendy at AU convocation:
AU GRADUATE PROFILE OF AUDREY COLEMAN
LIVES IN: AB
TRAVEL TIME TO ATHABASCA: 4 hours
PROGRAM COMPLETED: Bachelor Of Nursing
YEARS IT TOOK TO COMPLETE: 12 years
FAVORITE COURSE: Nursing Informatics and Mathematics
LEAST FAVORITE COURSE: English
FAVORITE TUTOR: Ms. Broad
HIGHEST FINAL GRADE: 97
LOWEST FINAL GRADE: 76
When Audrey started her degree her 2 children were in high school and they supported her in many ways while she worked full-time and studied. For many years Audrey looked forward to the personal fulfillment of graduating and she encourages other students not to give up. “It is well worth the effort to finally complete all the courses and graduate.” She now plans to continue working full time in an acute center in a small town and devote more time to her hobbies of sewing and knitting.
Congratulations Audrey Coleman, BN
AU GRADUATE PROFILE OF WENDY KLAUBERT
LIVES IN: Calgary, AB
TRAVEL TIME TO ATHABASCA: 4.5 hours
PROGRAM COMPLETED: Bachelor Of Administration
YEARS IT TOOK TO COMPLETE: 4.5 Years
FAVORITE COURSE: Human Resource Management
LEAST FAVORITE COURSE: Microeconomics
FAVORITE TUTOR: On-line help (call center)
HIGHEST FINAL GRADE: 96
LOWEST FINAL GRADE: 56
Wendy traveled to Athabasca along with her husband Rudi (sans the two kids) to walk the red carpet to and achieve an accomplishment “like no other.” I met up with Wendy and her husband as they arrived early in the convocation tent to ensure Rudi was able to get a front row seat (well, third row seat as the first two rows are reserved for “important” people like the President of AU’s wife and other distinguished guests). When asked how her family adjusted, Rudi piped up to say that he took on more household duties, to which his wife agreed with praise for his assistance.
Wendy’s advice to other students is to learn the fine art of juggling school with family, friends and work (Wendy should know how to do this, she worked full time while completing her degree in 4.5 years!) Wendy would like to now continue on her studies for her CMA.
When asked what her thoughts were on the convocation experience she said the day had just begun but that the alumni dinner the previous night had been cramped and way too warm.
Congratulations Wendy Klaubert, B Admin.
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As always, we are seeking undergrads, tutors and staff for profiles as well.