These final two graduate profiles are of students who completed Master’s Programs at AU.
AU GRADUATE PROFILE OF JAN PHILLIPS
AGE: “Not on your life!” (I’ll just guess 29 and holding then :))
LIVES IN: AB
PROGRAM COMPLETED: Bachelor of Arts – Psychology 2001 (with distinction); Masters of Distance Education, 2003
YEARS IT TOOK TO COMPLETE: Just under 6 years for both
FAVORITE COURSE: MDDE 602
FAVORITE TUTOR: Too many to count
I met Jan at the AU Alumni Association event hosted after the June 13, 2003 convocation of AU Masters students. This was Jan’s second time down the AU red carpet, and she may yet have a third trip as she is hoping to complete a Masters of Counselling degree through AU’s affiliation with Campus Alberta. Jan also hopes to one day give back to AU, by becoming an employee. Six years to get both an undergraduate degree and a Masters (all the while working proudly as an Alberta Beef producer) is quite an accomplishment for an AU student, since the average finish date for an undergraduate program seems to be 6-10 years! Jan encourages graduating students to stay involved in their Alumni Association and advises students that “Knowledge is Power”.
Congratulations Jan Phillips, BA, MDE
AU GRADUATE PROFILE OF TANYA CRAWFORD
LIVES IN: Halifax, Nova Scotia
PROGRAM COMPLETED: Masters of Distance Education
YEARS IT TOOK TO COMPLETE: 4 1/2
FAVORITE COURSE: Loved them all
FAVORITE TUTOR/PROFESSOR: Loved them all
Tanya and her partner Dan made the cross-Canada journey to AU to witness Tanya’s stroll down the infamous AU red carpet as she received her Masters in Distance Education. While completing her degree, Tanya worked in Adult Education; she is currently self-employed as an on-line training consultant for the insurance industry, but plans to look for other employment. Convocation was such a great and memorable experience for Tanya, and she appreciates the opportunity it gave her to network with other distance education graduates. She encourages current AU students to persevere and enjoy their studies – “it’s worth it”.
Congratulations Tanya Crawford, MDE
Look for more profiles in upcoming Voice issues. If you are an AU grad and you were not interviewed on convocation day, contact firstname.lastname@example.org to be a part of AU profiles. As always, we are seeking undergrads, tutors and staff for profiles as well.