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Knowledge is power

Friday, December 06, 2013

People often told Terry Morrison Hall that he sounded like an attorney. It perplexed him at first, but as life progressed and some of his decisions came back to haunt him, he reflected on his own characteristics. Suddenly the legal arena made perfect sense. It was time to change direction in life and pursue a professional career in law.

He had already served for two years in the U.S. Marines, earning a Meritorious Mast award for exemplary work. He had already held several unfulfilling positions in the civilian workforce. Still, it was not easy to break out in a new direction.

Looking back on his first days in college, Terry says, “The choices we make, whether right or wrong, come with consequences. Because of my past choices, there seemed to be a brick wall standing in front of the path that chose me. The staff and facility at Brown Mackie College — Atlanta were a blessing in my life. They genuinely care about you and your future, especially if you show that you care about yourself.”

Terry immersed himself in his studies and graduated from Brown Mackie College — Atlanta with an Associate of Applied Business degree in Paralegal in 2013. He holds two positions in his new professional role. He is a recovery specialist at Revenue Management Consulting in Atlanta, Georgia, where he works with consumers to secure payments on accounts in default.

Additionally, he works at Alexander & Associates in Marietta, Georgia as a worker’s compensation paralegal. In this capacity, he prepares and maintains attorney files, answers client calls, and reviews case documents.

He is happy with his work, and looks forward to a rewarding career. “Listening first-hand to legal discussions among attorneys feeds my hunger for knowledge,” he says.  “The network I am establishing can strengthen my career endeavors with connections that could a lifetime.”

He advises everyone without a college degree to take a good look at his or her life: “On Friday night, look around you and analyze your circle of people. If they are not moving at least somewhat in the same direction as you, distance yourself. We all know people who are going in no direction or in the opposite direction from ourselves. Surround yourself with individuals who give off positive energy.” This proved to be one of the good choices Terry has made.

“Knowledge is power. I really see now why they taught that in high school. My education at Brown Mackie gave me the proper working tools I need to succeed as a paralegal,” says Terry. Some of us have brick walls in front of us in life because of the choices we made. What tools will you choose to break down that wall?”

Brown Mackie College — Atlanta is one of over 25 school locations of the Brown Mackie College system of schools (www.brownmackie.edu), which is dedicated to providing educational programs that prepare students for entry-level positions or to enhance their current professions in a competitive, rapidly-changing workplace. See bmcprograms.info for program duration, tuition, fees, and other costs, median debt, federal salary data, alumni success, and other important info.

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Since Brown Mackie College is comprised of several institutions, see BMCPrograms.info for program duration, tuition, fees, other costs, median debt, federal salary data, alumni success, and other important info.

Brown Mackie College is a system of over 25 schools located throughout North America. Programs, credential levels, technology, and scheduling options vary by school and are subject to change. Administrative office: 625 Eden Park Drive, Suite 1100; Cincinnati, OH 45202. Our email address is csprogramadmin@edmc.edu.

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