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Former Stay-at-Home Mom Finds a College Environment She Can Survive In



Jun 09, 2014

A conversation with her mother inspired Catherine Moore-El to re-enter the workforce. She was a stay-at-home mom to her nine children with a little experience working part-time in property management, but she wanted a career in the medical field.

After a short stint at another college several years ago, Catherine enrolled in the Madison Campus pharmacy technician program based on a recommendation from a friend.  “This is a college that has an environment that I know I can survive in; that can sustain me as a student,” she said describing how she felt after her first interview with the campus’s admissions team.

On track to graduate this September, Catherine has excelled as a student.  She has already completed the first of two planned externships; she has a cumulative grade point average of 3.55; and she helps fellow students as a peer tutor.  “It’s a good program that has all the classes that really prepare you to go back into the workforce, but it also prepares you if you want to further your education,” Catherine said, hinting at the possibility of attending pharmacy school in the near future.  When she finishes her program later this year, she hopes to find a job working for a mail-order pharmacy.

Student Catherine Moore-El is nearing the end of the pharmacy technician program at the Madison Campus.  

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