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Derek Harris

BS Business Admin. - Small Business Mgmt, Class of 2016

"This has further motivated me to successfully complete my college education and finally have the career I have always dreamed of."

My name is Derek Harris, and I am currently a stay at home father of two beautiful kids. Even though I constantly have two kids screaming or running around everywhere, I finally decided to go to college and obtain a college degree in business management. After becoming a father, I knew it was time for me to go back to school, but it wasn't until after having my second child that I finally put those thoughts into action. It is important to me to be a father my children can look up to and prove to them that no matter what the circumstance, obtaining an education is possible. I have had little college experience and being 10 years since high school, this was definitely the scariest thing I have done. Thanks to Justine, my academic advisor, I was able to ease into college and, surprisingly enough to me, completed my first term with a 4.0 GPA. This has further motivated me to successfully complete my college education and finally have the career I have always dreamed of.