"The school is very supportive of the military."
You might say Scott LeBlanc has a knack for multi-tasking.
Before his second deployment to Iraq with the New Hampshire National Guard, he was working third shift as a prison guard, taking online classes toward a bachelor’s degree, and keeping up with a busy family life.
He and his wife, Amy, a fellow SNHU student, have four children between the ages of 13 years and 18 months.
“All four children are doing stuff, and it’s a never-ending line of cars to go places,” Scott says.
To stay on track, Scott and his wife share a big calendar and a positive attitude.
“She holds us all together,” he says of Amy.
Advisors and faculty have done the same.
“The school is very supportive of the military,” Scott says. “They’re well-versed in the G.I. Bill®.” Initially, Scott’s goal was to earn a bachelor’s degree in the social sciences, attending classes online.
When the justice studies program went online, Scott changed his major.
“I signed up for the course before I got home,” he says.
Two weeks after returning from Iraq, he was logging on to his first corrections class and juggling the other parts of his life.
“I’m chugging along slow but steady, one class at a time, no rush,” Scott says.
GI Bill® is a registered trademark of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). More information about education benefits offered by the VA is available at the official U.S. government website.