Adult Learners Share Their Stories: Inspirational Videos

Posted by on Thu, Jul 9, 2015


It’s never too late to learn. We can all use inspiration when starting a new path in life, learning a new skill, or just doing something new. We complied some of our favorite inspirational videos of adult learners reimagining their careers and educational journeys.  As someone who just started my first online class I was delighted to be reminded of other adult learners who have  achieved success and are already making a difference.

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Debra Eppley: Nursing

Debra Eppley was already working in the nursing field when she started her RN-to-Bachelor of Science in Nursing program, which landed her a job in management.

Jeremy Bergstrom: Environmental Policy and Management

Earning his Bachelor of Science in Environmental Policy and Management is helping Jeremy Bergstrom to preserve our natural resources for future generations.

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 Melissa Bowermaster: Human Services

Melissa Bowermaster advanced in her career working with abused children after earning her degree.

Maureen Pettengill: Early Childhood Education

Working for more than two decades as an x-ray technician, Maureen Pettengill suddenly found herself without a job. That’s when her education gave her a new start.

John Mead: Fire Science

Working fire chief and Kaplan University instructor, John Mead, believes firefighting and public safety are more than careers—they’re ways to give back to the community.

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