New Career for Numbers Expert
May 18, 2012
Kimberly Shane will be receiving her bachelors’ degree from the business administration-accounting program at the Lexington Campus when she walks across the stage at graduation next week. She said she will be making that walk with a brand new and exciting life.
“I was going through a very rough time in my life…and I knew I was the only one who could change my circumstances,” Kimberly said. “As a single parent, I knew this was going to be very challenging but I wanted to be able to take care of my family and myself and I was determined to do just that.” She earned an associate’s degree in 2010 and was determined to get a bachelor’s degree too. “Now that I’ve earned my degrees, I can do what I set out to do – take care of my family.”
Kimberly knew she wanted to pursue accounting when she visited campus for the first time. Her parents owned their own business and, as a child, she was always fascinated with numbers. “I always loved numbers and math. It was like a big puzzle for me and it was easy for me.” Accounting was a natural choice.
Kimberly credits her success to the small classes and individualized attention from her instructors. She explained, “You’re not just a face [at National]. You are someone the instructors know and work very hard with.”
Kimberly interviewed for a job with B&W Awning the week of her final exams and she was hired. “This happened due to my excellent training and from the hard work of my Career Center Director Cheryl Howell.”
(L to R) Kimberly Shane is pictured with her new employer, Larry Gillespie with B & W Awning.
Accounting: Business Administration Accounting - Associate's Degree (BAA)
Accounting: Business Administration Accounting - Bachelor's Degree (BBACC)