Angela Thompson has just begun her goal of obtaining her undergraduate and advanced degrees in a field she has worked in for 20 years. With her education, she plans on mentoring others while continuing to advance.
Rehan Choudhry, founder of the Life is Beautiful festival in Las Vegas, appreciates his M.B.A. whether he was climbing the corporation ladder or exploring his passion in his own business.
Beth Rubins, believes that education in social work or a background in psychology is necessary for those looking to enter the nonprofit or human services field.
Tamela Ketchmore is a retired captain in the United States Army who received her education as a social worker while in the service and used her skills and education in the Medical Service Corp.
Construction of industrial complexes in Southern Nevada, especially Las Vegas, is increasing with the decrease of vacancies in the first quarter, leading to jobs and careers.
Las Vegas entrepreneur, Larry Goldstein, changed careers after working in corporate America in telecommunications; he pursued his M.B.A. and now continues to operate successful businesses.
Lisa Escobar, a native Las Vegan, is an interior decorator and stylist who works with high end properties in Southern Nevada. But even Escobar started out in her first apartment using hand-me-downs and creativity on a non-existent decorating budget.
Las Vegas educator, Robert Coggan was selected by Vegas PBS as one of the leaders in education technology by incorporating digital media and understanding the importance of technology.
Tom Garvey, middle and upper school Latin teacher for The Meadows School in Las Vegas, uses his advanced education and passion for the subject to help his students understand Latin as well as make it fun for them.
“If I hadn’t gone to college and took the jobs I did, I would probably be there today with a different life.”