I returned to Huntsville after serving in the military after High School. After landing my first job in the defense industry I found myself years behind my peers who had all had a college degree. I completed my first two years at a local community college and looked at several options to finish my last two years. Both my immediate supervisor and the division manager were great mentors who also graduated from Athens State.
The Management degree that I earned from Athens State gave me the business foundation and understanding to build on that eventually led me to start my own business.
Working as part of a group with other students helped give me the teamwork and communication skills that contributed to my desire to be a part of the community. Today, as a City Councilman in Madison, AL and a business owner, I couldn’t have done it without Athens State.