Graduate's Second Career Is a Dream Come True
Jun 25, 2012
Nicole Moore came to National College with a bachelor’s degree in horticulture. She and her husband operated his landscaping business very successfully for many years but between the physical demands of the job and trying to raise children, Nicole began looking into other options. She loved math and enjoyed her accounting duties at her husband's business so she began thinking about a career in accounting. She was guided to the Lexington Campus by her sister, who had previously earned her medical assisting degree at the Richmond Campus.
With the support of her husband and children, Nicole earned her associate’s degree in business administration-accounting in 2010 and finished her bachelor’s this past May. "I feel like it showed my children a valuable lesson - if you work hard you will succeed in school and in life,” she said. “They saw I could work, care for my family, and earn my degrees at the same time. They are all very proud of me!"
Nicole credits her instructors for helping her finish two degrees. "The instructors bring real-world experiences to the classes and they show you know how utilize your news skills,” she explained. She liked how they also encouraged students to think creatively for a lot of different scenarios they might face in their careers. She also noted that the class schedules were helpful while managing so many other responsibilities at home.
Nicole is now using her degree as an employee for an accounting firm in Lexington called Cushny. She had dreams of a new career and she says, “A great education can make those dreams come true!"
Accounting: Business Administration Accounting - Associate's Degree (BAA)