Meet Jessica Ross. Read her Transforming Story.
Letter to the Editor:
Hi, I am Jessica Ross of Greenville, NC and this is my story of how University of Mount Olive helped me to transition easily from one life situation to another. I am a 29 year old female, married with three children. While I was working on my associate’s degree at Beaufort Community College, my husband was our home’s sole provider. I worked little part time jobs here and there, but it was hard to find a good paying job without a college degree. I finally obtained an associate’s degree in human services in 2008. This degree opened up a great opportunity for me and my family. I got a full time job at Martin Community Action (MCA), a great agency.
After completing my associate’s degree I wanted to continue my education and earn my bachelor’s degree, but I needed the job to help support my family. University of Mount Olive at Washington allowed me to have a full time job and work on my education at the same time.
I recently lost my job at MCA due to a big budget cut. However, in August I will graduate with my BA degree in business management with a concentration in health care management. I am so glad that I did not stop my education. Thanks to University of Mount Olive, I will be able to use my degree to apply for a job making even more money than an associate’s degree allowed me. University of Mount Olive made life as an adult student easier for me.