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September 23, 2013

AU's adult studies program offering more choices

AU's adult studies program offering more choices

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Bridgette Hudson

Hudson had worked at a nonprofit for about six years when an employee with a master’s degree was hired. “She could replace me,” Hudson said, so she knew it was time to finish her degree.

She saw a huge billboard and heard something on the radio about AU, so she called.

”When I called, it was like someone held my hand and sat me down in a seat,” she said, adding it was a “no-brainer” to her after she had tried other programs.

Hudson would get off work about 5 p.m. and drive from Indianapolis to Anderson for night classes. She also took some online courses to earn a degree in business.

”It was a stretch, but it was worth it,” she said, adding she’s now starting her own business.

Dixie Mullins

Mullins, 47, started college after high school but dropped out after she got married and had a child.

She said finishing school was a “goal of mine” but that she kept making excuses. “My friend (who went back to school) was like, ‘What’s your excuse now?’”

Once she called AU, she didn’t have to call anywhere else because she just knew it was the right fit. Despite a hectic work load and empty-nest syndrome, she earned a degree in business.

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