Bachelor of Arts
I was born in Romania and at age 15 immigrated to the US with my parents. Not speaking English, I had a hard time learning about the opportunities this country had to offer. Thirty years ago I attended Cleveland State University, but was never able to do what I really liked. After being a single mom and raising three children, I had an opportunity to start my own business. Finally, at age 47, I was able to come back to college and learn what I always dreamed about...psychology and leadership. I have an Adult Day Service for people with physical disabilities and/or mental retardation. With 23 staff members, we service over 80 special needs individuals. As I learned more about the needs of this underserved population, I have decided to gain as much knowledge as I can in psychology.
Questions and answers
Why did you choose to attend Baldwin-Wallace?
When I found out at my initial meeting about the Organizational Leadership program and the opportunity to take online classes, I immediately fell in love with the idea of combining my business experience with psychology. The curriculum offered at BW is easily attainable for me.
How did your courses transfer to BW
I am more than pleased how BW accepted the courses I took at CSU 30 years ago. I will be done in three semesters and if everything goes well, I will be able to earn my master's degree at Case Western Reserve Univ. in Direct Practice: Adult Mental Health.
Do you have a favorite story to share so that others can get a feel for BW?
I went to meet with my religion professor before an exam to get help as I was preparing, and we ended up sharing our personal lives. During this conversation, the professor asked my permission to share my story with one of her other classes. I felt honored and humbled by professor's willingness to spend so much time with me.