At the recent Rasmussen College Mankato campus graduation, Nicole Thompson spoke of the hurdles she has overcome to graduate from a program she is ecstatic about, the Criminal Justice program. With hard work and a strong support system, Nicole is now ready to enter the juvenile criminal justice sector.
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For Heather Martell, earning her Bachelor's degree in Healthcare Management from Rasmussen College means being able to give back to the healthcare community. Martell was able to share her story with her peers during the recent Wausau graduation ceremony.
With Her Bachelor’s Degree, Recent Rasmussen College Graduate Gains the Confidence to Reach For and Achieve Her Goals [VIDEO]
When looking to advance her career, Marcie Rehfield knew she needed to get her Bachelor’s degree to get ahead. Rehfield recently achieved her goal and earned her Bachelor's degree in Business Management from Rasmussen College. She also had the opportunity to share her story at her graduation ceremony.
Learn how one Rasmussen College student improved her life by earning her degree and inspired others to follow in her footsteps.
In his previous career, Bloomington computer science graduate Michael Gunderson would be elbow-deep in auto parts, trying to piece together the remnants of a vehicle; now he is rolling his sleeves up and piecing together something entirely different-software. These jobs may seem vastly different but both boil down to piecing together parts of a system in order to make it more reliable and efficient. This is how Gunderson has moved from nuts and bolts to scripts and syntax.
Nothing gets a person's priorities in line like becoming a parent. Knowing that you're going to be responsible for the life of another human being puts a good deal of pressure on you to not only get by, but thrive. After all, someone else will be counting on you soon. Twin Cities design student Adam Leonhardt has used that pressure as a motivation to push himself toward earning his degree and setting a solid foundation for his young family. This is how Rasmussen College has helped Leonhardt lay that foundation.
We scoured the web for expert advice and polled some current Rasmussen College students who can identify with your time management struggles to learn some important tips for staying on top of assignments and exams in the midst of busy schedules.
Are you on the fence about going to college? It's only natural to have doubts about your ability to succeed. This article highlights five successful Rasmussen College students who held a variety of those same concerns before making the jump back to school.
It took years, but Rasmussen College criminal justice student Nicholas McNamara has finally found a fit. McNamara attended college in brief spurts with varying levels of success before and after his time in the Marine Corps but he never seemed to find a school that addressed his needs... until now.
Joe Ashline never could've imagined the games he played and the friends he made while online would inspire a career. But it did.
Nervous, excited, energized - Crystal Walker of Sauk Rapids, Minn. says she's full of emotion as she starts her first quarter at the Rasmussen College St. Cloud campus. The School of Nursing student hadn't stepped inside a college classroom for nearly 20 years. However, after major health complications, Walker has beat the odds and is back working toward one of her next dreams.
At just 17-years-old, Chelsey Ballard's life changed forever. The School of Education graduate went from living the life of a typical high school teenager to a teen mom - one statistic Ballard says she never imagined being a part of. According to stayteen.org, less than half of teen mothers graduate from high school and fewer than two percent earn a college degree by age 30.