Angela Silver, a JCSU’s Metropolitan College of Professional Studies’ Graduate, tells us more about her story and the source of her profound joy as she crossed the stage to receive her diploma on May 20, 2018.

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  1. How was your experience at Metropolitan College?

My experience with the College was so much more than I expected.  I will sing praises about the program at “Metro” for all my days.  The administrators, the faculty, the staff were so willing to support and assist me in my journey.  It was as if they all had pompoms cheering us on, encouraging us every step of the way.  I am so grateful for the staff members who were instrumental in my success, including Dean Dr. Laura McLean, Dr. Melita Mitchell and Dr. Lucinda Blue.  Their doors were always opened to me, so I felt welcomed and heard.

  1. What were the biggest challenges and how did you beat them?

I would say my biggest challenge initially was getting accustomed to taking online classes.  I was so intimidated because I had tried the online setting before and was unsuccessful.  I wanted the traditional classroom setup with the teacher, blackboard and students. However, at Metropolitan College I found that the online classes really stretched me and made me think more outside of the box.  I was challenged to learn new techniques and technologies, and to think deeper and be more critical.  Moreover, I could not graduate without taking the online classes, so I figured I would better embrace the experience and grow during the process.

  1. Why would you say Metropolitan College worked for you?

“Metro” worked for me because I think the staff members are intentional in developing a program that caters to adults. The accelerated eight week classes meant that I could graduate much sooner than if I would have required to go through the traditional route.  The program worked so well for me because I could take day, evening and online classes, which also helped to shorten the road to graduation.

  1. Has your college degree helped you advance your career? Has it impacted you at a personal level?

Yes, with my degree, I can now move forward in pursuing a career in Forensic Accounting, getting my CPA license and returning to school for a master’s degree. Personally, I have more confidence in myself now.  My self-esteem has rocketed and I believe that I can go on the doctorate level if I choose to take that path.  Now I feel equipped to pursue a career versus working a job.

To be continued… On our next entry (fourth of five), Angela will tell us exactly what was going on in her heart and mind as she was called to the stage to receive her college degree diploma. She will also share what is next in her life, because Mrs. Silver is clearly not done yet, so stay tuned to find out!

During her time at Metropolitan College, Angela was inducted into the Alpha Sigma Lambda, Delta Mu Delta Society, where she served as secretary, and the Sigma Tau Delta Society. She was a Metropolitan College student representative for the SGA and also served on the Business Advisory Council for the Business & Economics department. Angela also became a member of the Delta Sigma Theta Sorority.

During her time at Metropolitan College, Angela was inducted into the Alpha Sigma Lambda, Delta Mu Delta Society, where she served as secretary, and into the Sigma Tau Delta Society. She was a Metropolitan College student representative for the SGA and also served on the Business Advisory Council for the Business & Economics department. Angela also became a member of the Delta Sigma Theta Sorority.

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