Single mom goes back to school.

“Whatever your schedule is, Weber State prepares a way to work around it.”

Sandi came back to school after an 11year break, she thought she was too old to return but she soon found out that was not the case. After she returned she realized there is so much to learn outside of your degree program.

Sandi was just selected to be a part of the Diversity Board as the new community chair. She will be working with resources in the community to help educate students in different cultures and lifestyles. Right now she is building a relationship between Weber State and a nonprofit group called Holding Out Help, a polygamy rescue group.  She is hoping Weber State can become a major resource for those that are hoping to start a new life outside of polygamy.

“My favorite thing about Weber State is how many programs they have available to the students”

She loves that the students are part of what makes Weber so great. The students are not just paying tuition and sitting in on a lecture they are actually part of the student body.

 

“I wanted to be able to make some changes…”

“Don’t hesitate, there’s no better time.”

Nathan had already earned a finance degree and was working as a financial analyst when he realized it wasn’t something he wanted to do for his whole life. Now he’s back to earn a Microbiology degree and hopes to go on to dental school after graduation.

“It felt like it was too late.”

Just as he was ready to graduate, Nathan felt like he was already locked in to a career and that it was too late to change it. A few years later he was visiting with a friend who had returned to college to change careers. It wasn’t until then that Nathan realized he could do it too.

“It’s nice to be in class with other people like you.”

Weber State has a high percentage of nontraditional students (students who are over 25, married, or have children). Nathan likes having more in common with his classmates. “It’s nice to have people in your class that have kids and know what you’re going through.”