Read some of the success stories and testimonials from Brown Mackie College school students and alumni.
Name: Sade Wolf
Employer: Call Me Ozz Net
Administrator and Web Director for Albuquerque Directory
What is more challenging than raising a child, working full-time, and going to school to earn a college degree? Balancing everything as a single mother with a disability. Sade Wolf has done it all and more. Even during her studies, she found time to attend or volunteer at 90% of her daughter’s school functions. “I did it for my (daughter) Tala,” says Sade.
Sade had worked in many different jobs in a variety of career fields. She knew a better life awaited her and her daughter if she pursued a professional career. “The flexible class schedules at Brown Mackie College - Albuquerque made it possible to get a degree,” she says.
In 2014, Sade graduated from Brown Mackie College - Albuquerque, earning an Associate of Applied Science degree in Business Management. Feeling confident in her abilities, she sought employment with Call Me Ozz Net in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Sade thoroughly enjoys her new career as administrator and web director for the company.
“I am able to telecommute for work,” she says, “and it has made a big difference for me and my daughter.” Sade performs a variety of on-the-job duties for this online directory of nightlife in the Albuquerque area. “I update the website regularly, create ads, post enhanced listings, and maintain our Facebook presence,” she says. Additionally, Sade optimizes search engine results for the site, helping to ensure the listing appear at the top of searches.
Sade found her academic experience enjoyable. “I loved the entire environment! Instructors and staff are just dreams to work with,” she says. “The program helped to expand my understanding of different aspects of the business world.”
During her studies and still today, Sade is active in several organizations, including the Brain Injury Association of New Mexico and North America, Goodwill Industries of New Mexico, and American Rehabilitation Counseling Association (ARCA).
“I attribute my success to networking, hard work, and my insistence on becoming the best I can be, with as much education as possible,” says Sade.
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Name: Brenda Evans
Employer: 7th Street Casino
Creating A Safe Environment for Casino Patrons and Employees
Brenda Evans considered a career as a police officer like many of her friends and relatives. “I was talked out of it,” she says. She took notice of Brown Mackie College - Kansas City while exploring a career in security, garnering experience with the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) at the airport and as a security guard at three different high schools.
Criminal justice appealed to Brenda, as she considered options for her future. “The school was nearby, and scheduling classes was convenient,” says Brenda. “I loved making new, younger friends. I pushed myself very hard to achieve better, and everyone around me was helpful, wanting to see me do great.”
Brenda graduated from Brown Mackie College - Kansas City in 2014, successfully earning an Associate of Applied Science degree in Criminal Justice. Her professional career began as a security officer at 7th Street Casino in Kansas City, Kansas.
As a security office, her focus is on maintaining a safe environment for workers and patrons. “I escort money to different areas of the casino, check the ID’s of customers who might be under age, and check for anyone who may tamper with the slot machines, or take slot tickets already distributed,” Brenda says. She enjoys working with public, and is skilled at keeping a watchful eye on bags and backpacks that people carry with them.
Brenda finds great satisfaction in earning a college degree and entering the professional world. She feels confident in the knowledge she gained during the program. With her degree, she can turn to other facets of criminal justice in the future. “My goal is to work with juveniles in some way,” she says. “My work at the high schools introduced me to managing juveniles in stressful situations. I understand why sometimes they are driven to commit crimes. I know what my calling is – to help out the lost kids.”
With a better understanding than ever before of the juvenile judicial system, Brenda is considering returning to school to earn a bachelor’s degree. “I like to set goals and achieve them,” she says.
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