I chose to study in the School for New Learning (SNL) because... SNL is mindful of life learning experiences, and how they apply toward academic growth. Realizing the importance of education in today’s market forced me to research the best way to obtain my degree. SNL allowed me to marry my life learning with classroom activities to obtain my goal of a degree from a top-tier university.​

I decided to attend DePaul because... it is a highly respected university and SNL was the best program available for my life and needs. I also have several family members that attended DePaul and I see how the experience has enriched their lives.​

The learning environment here at DePaul is... fantastic. The program helps you identify your strengths and weaknesses and encourages you to learn in ways you normally would not. SNL is structured so that you learn from the professors and your peers equally.​​

My favorite professors at DePaul are... Jill Joachim and Betta LoSardo. Professor Joachim relates to my focus area because of her vast knowledge of the business world, and I appreciate her ability to make learning fun. Professor LoSardo has encouraged me to extend past my comfort zone academically in order to get the most out of the SNL program.​

When I have free time, I like to... spend it with my family and exercise as much as possible. My time with my wife, two boys and “Steve,” our new boxer, is very important to me. Time permitting, I like to sneak out and do as much mountain biking as possible.​​

As a School for New Learning student, building my own customized program has... been vital to my success here at DePaul. The SNL program forces you to understand what is important to your focus area and gives you the tools to go about achieving your degree.​​

My experience as an adult student at DePaul has been... very rewarding. Attending DePaul as an adult has allowed me to fully enjoy the learning process. I feel that I appreciate the learning process more because of my life experiences than I might have without them.​

My greatest success as a student here has been... attaining Honors status while taking three classes per semester. Far and away my greatest accomplishment academically.​

The one thing I’d like to say to students considering DePaul... that if you decide to attend DePaul, congratulations and welcome to one of the most rewarding academic experiences you can have. I am honored to be a part of DePaul University.​​

Area of Study: Business Management
Graduation Date: June, 2008
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