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Lakesha Sheard

BS Fashion Merchandising Management, Class of 2015

"Imagine my joy to find an online university that met my needs."

I started this journey towards my degree in 2003. I have hit many speed bumps, U-turns, and roadblocks on my road to success. Since I was young, I have always wanted to work in the fashion industry. It has been the one passion of mine that has never changed. As I got older, I thought I was too old to enter the industry or even continue to pursue my dream. But with the loving support of my husband, I was encouraged to follow my heart and do what makes me happy. I started going back to a traditional university in 2012, and everything was going great, until the traditional college schedule no longer fit my needs.

I am a wife and mother of two. It was not possible to take classes in the middle of the day. Through some online research, I came across Southern New Hampshire University and I became excited! I read they were an online school that actually had my major. Not many schools in my area have my major. Imagine my joy to find an online university that met my needs.

I started at SNHU in January of 2014, and I am doing well. I currently have a 4.0 GPA, and couldn’t be happier with my choice to finish my degree at SNHU. My advisor, Joseph, has been awesome every step of the way. He answers any question I have, and is always available via phone or email. The classes are challenging, but I believe they will be helpful in my career field. I am truly having a great time at SNHU!