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Son Joins Mother as a Student at National College

Oct 27, 2014

Tirelle Singleton recently enrolled in the business administration-accounting program at the Danville, Kentucky Campus thanks to encouragement from his mother, Velisa Singleton, a student in the medical assisting and medical billing and coding programs.

Velisa came to American National University after being laid off from her job working in a glass manufacturing factory.  “When the economy crashed in 2008, we all got laid off right before Christmas, but I found it as my opportunity to get out. I came to National and here I am about to graduate and go into the medical field,” said Velisa who is on track to graduate in February, 2015.

“Right after my 25th birthday is when I enrolled,” recalled Tirelle who added that he wasn’t ready for college right out of high school.  “It’s getting to the point where you have to have an education, and I figured I might as well go ahead and get that done now, and not have to worry about it later.”

Tirelle enrolled in the accounting program because he likes a challenge and has always been good with numbers.  Velisa is excited about the opportunities in the medical field that await her, and she feels good knowing she played a part in helping her son create a brighter future for himself.  “He’s a really smart kid.  I always told him, ‘A mind is a terrible thing to waste,’…so I’m glad he’s putting to use that brain that I gave him,” she said with a smile.  “[American National University is] giving me and him, and anybody who comes here, skills to do something else, something better.”

Velisa Singleton encouraged her son, Tirelle Singleton, to join her as part of the American National University family.

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