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Returning to college as an adult isn't easy, but Sharice Foster had plenty of motivation. This determined mother had big dreams for her future and she wanted to be a positive role model for her children. She knew that earning a college degree was the way to achieve both goals.
Foster attended a large state university after high school, but found it difficult to learn and adjust to college in a crowded classroom. She decided to leave school and work full time in order to raise her daughter. But her dreams were never far from her mind.
After taking time off, Foster completed basic courses at a community college and was ready to give higher education another try. She enrolled at UHD and blossomed in the "intimate learning environment."
"Attending UHD has been great," she said. "I really know my professors and I learn much better in smaller classes. Also, the University's flexibility makes it easier to go to school as a parent because I can take courses that fit my schedule."
With the guidance of her involved professors, this accounting major feels prepared to pursue her dreams of becoming a certified public accountant.
"I hope to one day open my own accounting firm," she said. "And my professors have made sure I'm prepared with everything I need to reach my goals."
Foster also finds time to be involved in student organizations on campus, which help her feel connected to the University community and provide her with real-life learning experiences. Through her dedication, this busy mother and student is on the path to reaching her goals while serving as an inspiration to others.
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Last updated or reviewed on 8/24/13