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Flexible Class Schedules Were Key to Success for Award-Winning Graduate



Jul 10, 2012

Adam Ward (pictured) tried several different schools until he found the perfect fit at the Bristol Campus. He has a passion for numbers, and after his first accounting class at a local community college, Adam knew he had found the career he wanted to pursue. Unfortunately, he found that the upper level accounting classes he needed were only offered during the day at the community college. With a full-time job and a family to care for, he knew that getting his education was only going to be possible if he could take classes at night.

Adam found that at National he could not only take his classes at night but the terms were year round and he could finish quicker than the typical semester schedules at the local community college. He graduated with his bachelor’s degree in business administration- accounting and was also awarded the Dorothy Coulter Hancock Award for high academic achievement at the commencement ceremony early this spring.

Adam now works as the accounting clerk at Industrial Electronics Services, Inc. in Gray, TN. “I use the things I learned from National every day here,” says Adam. He still keeps his Cost Accounting textbook in his office and references it when needed. When asked what it was like balancing family, work and school, Adam smiles and says, “It was difficult but worth it.”

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