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Magic Happens When National Graduate Follows His Passion

Oct 27, 2014

Che Carr is proof-positive that following your life’s passion is a terrific way to find a career you truly love. While living in Maryland, Che was working in retail but his heart was pointing him toward a career in music and broadcasting.  “Honestly, I hated retail,” said Che.  “I had to work to pay the bills but my heart was just not in it.  I was lucky enough to get a part-time gig as a DJ at one of Maryland’s best radio stations and I knew I had to turn my passion for music and broadcasting into a career somehow.”

Che and his family moved to Lexington and he brought his passion for the music industry with him.  A friend of his mom worked at American National University and she told him that the Lexington Campus offered a program in radio and television broadcasting (RTB).  Che visited the campus, enrolled in June, 2011, and he finished his associate’s degree in June, 2013.  “I love American National University,” said Che.  “All of my instructors were awesome.  You won’t get lost in the shuffle at National.  The classes offer students a very personal learning experience – and the instructors are always here for you. If you want to learn a profession…you are attending the right college,” beamed Che.

Che’s dreams are backed by an intense determination to succeed in one of the most competitive industries in the nation. He has parlayed his knowledge into a career with Cumulus Radio, one of the largest radio companies in America, where he is working as a sound board operator.  He’s also co-managing an up-and-coming vocal group – After Romeo.  Many feel that After Romeo is on their way to success after their recent concert in Lexington was hugely successful.

Che’s future plans involve a permanent management position with the group, where he will be responsible for scheduling and booking events and handling public relations and social media, making sure that After Romeo’s path to stardom is well planned.  “I love the industry and working with After Romeo,” said Che. “My dream career has come true…thanks to American National University.”

Che Carr is a radio and television broadcasting graduate at the Lexington Campus who is managing an up-and-coming local vocal group.

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