This week we are proud to introduce you to Kristy Rolen. Please read the letter below to find out more about Kristy and the amazing work she does with Ed4Career.
"My name is Kristy Rolen and I work with Student Services managing the Online Student Center. I graduated from Taylor University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Social Work with an emphasis in statistical research. I have been with the company for about a year now. My job is a perfect fit for me because I enjoy helping others use technology to improve their life. One of my professional goals is to continually learn new ways to engage the online student by providing practical tips and tools that allow them to be successful.
This week, we continue our series of "Staff Profiles" introducing you to the tremendous talent behind Ed4Career. It is with great pleasure that we introduce you to Marissa Wilson.
Marissa is a Curriculum Designer with Ed4Career and in August she will celebrate her one-year anniversary with the company! Marissa holds a Master’s degree in Early Childhood Education and hopes to get her certification in Instructional Design within the next year. In her downtime, she enjoys traveling, swimming, photography and learning about new topics. Marissa currently resides in St. Petersburg, FL.
Marissa's favorite quote is: “What lies behind you and what lies in front of you pales in comparison to what lies inside you” by Ralph Waldo Emerson.
Please join us in recognizing Marissa as a key player on the Ed4Career team!
Continuing with our Ed4Career Staff Spotlight series, this week we are pleased to introduce Erin Fouse.
Erin is the Director of Partner Services for Ed4Career where she has been working for the past two years. Erin has a Masters Degree in the Science of Psychology and has also earned a BS in Psychology and BA in Elementary Education from SUNY Potsdam.
Erin has spent the past 20 years working in the field of education, 15 of those years as a teacher at various levels. Since leaving the public school system, Erin has moved to working in the adult education arena, assisting Military Spouses, WIA Candidates, Veterans and the general public with working on vocational rehabilitation and earning professional and national certifications through Ed4Career’s online education programs.
Over the next few months, we would like to shine a spotlight on all the hard working staff behind Ed4Career. This week, we'd like to introduce our Director of Student Services, Allison Mack.
Allison has been with Ed4Career for nearly three years beginning as the company’s first registrar. She was instrumental in the development of the Student Services department and has experience in a variety of positions including student support, textbooks and student resources. As Director of Student Services, Allison oversees all departments that support Ed4Career’s student and faculty in the classroom. This includes the enrollment process, student & faculty support, textbook support, career coaching and financial responsibilities.
Allison graduated with a Sociology degree from Northern Michigan University. She enjoys working with people and helping them achieve goals & succeed in their accomplishments.
This month we kick off a series of "Staff Profiles" - introducing you, our reader, to the talent behind Ed4Career. We could think of no better way to start this series than to start with the founders of this company, Dr. Rusty Barrier and Dr. Tricia Seymour. Below is an excerpt from "A Letter from the Founders of Ed4Career", written by Dr. Barrier and Dr. Seymour.
"We believe in the power of education and specifically online education to challenge us and help us grow. We both have PhDs in counseling psychology and understand the need for lifelong learning. We see the best in people and hope that they will always want to grow in both wisdom and knowledge.
We've got the perfect course for you!
Ed4Career’s personal enrichment courses are tailored to meet the needs of those seeking to fulfill a desire for life-long learning. Our new expanded range of courses features an exceptional variety of core subjects, allowing for enrichment of important personal and professional skills.
Structured as four-week seminars and led by Ed4Career's expert instructors, each personal enrichment course focuses on a key topic that's applicable to both personal growth and professional development. Students are able to directly connect and interact with others taking the course, similar to a physical classroom, but with the convenience of being able to access the course from anywhere offering an Internet connection.
"This nation will remain the land of the free only so long as it is the home of the brave". ~Elmer Davis
July fourth is a time to slow down, take stock and appreciate the freedoms we enjoy every day.
When I was in college, everyone looked forward to winter break. It was a time to hang out with family, reconnect with high school friends, and get some much needed rest after exams. It was also a time to make plans for the upcoming semester; as well as some wonderful memories to sustain me during the spring.
When I began my research for this blog, I found many sites that offered sound advice on things that students could do before resuming their studies in January; suggestions included advising students to:
Consider online courses. Whether for credit or certification – this is a great time to take an online course in a topic that interests you. How about…
I recently learned of a popular children’s book entitled, “Have You Filled a Bucket Today?” by Carol McCloud. Bucket filling is an easy-to-understand concept: Everyone carries an invisible bucket that holds our good thoughts and feelings. When our buckets are full, we feel happy and when our buckets are empty, we feel sad. Even small children can understand that when they do and say things that are kind, caring and respectful, they can fill buckets. They can also easily understand that when they are mean, uncaring or disrespectful, they dip into those buckets and take good feelings away.
"Education is the power to think clearly, the power to act well in the world's work, and the power to appreciate life." Brigham Young
We've been very busy at Ed4Career expanding our staff of curriculum designers to help us create the courses we want to add to our catalog. We are also continuously at work redesigning and updating existing courses to ensure that students have the most current information, technologies and textbooks to help them reach their educational and professional goals. We're on the lookout for growing occupations and special needs in the marketplace and aim to deliver courses designed to meet the demands of today's student and the corporate world.