As a pediatric nutritionist, registered dietitian, and now as program director and instructor for the Bachelor of Professional Studies in Health Sciences Management, Ana's helping others gain the education they need to realize their goals.
While earning a Ph.D. in English, Lee Spitzer was inspired to enroll in the Post-Bac Pre-Med Program after working with cancer patients through a creative writing program he developed at Washington University’s Siteman Cancer Center.
By earning a Bachelor of Interdisciplinary Studies degree, Tim Wagner set an important example for his children. Along the way he learned that he really loved being a student.
Sara Teaster credits the flexibility of the Bachelor of Interdisciplinary Studies for allowing her to enroll in classes offered by the other schools at the University and pursue her interests in urban and environmental planning.
Fran Marshall knew she needed additional training to take the next step in her career. Now a finance manager, she credits the Certificate in Accounting program for helping her pass the CPA exam.
The Certificate in Project Management helped UVa alum Carl Schwab pass the Project Management Professional (PMP) exam. He now attributes his success and credibility within his organization to the program.
Joceline Nahigian wants to make a difference as a public servant. The Certificate in Public Administration and her role with the U.S. Department of Energy have allowed her to fulfill that dream.
After competing in the 2008 and 2012 Olympics, Alice Schmidt knew her days as a world-class athlete were finite. For her, the logical choice was to become a physician and enrolled in the Post-Bac Pre-Med Program.
Justin Chik knew that UVa would offer the high-quality education he wanted to expand his skills in Cybersecurity Management. The instructors and expert guest speakers in the online program provided useful perspectives to the timely material.
A former restaurant server, Michelle Linnekin decided it was time to do something with her life. After completing her prerequisites from a local community college, she transferred and enrolled in the Bachelor of Interdisciplinary Studies program.
Eric Wiegand enrolled in the Certificate in Certified Financial Planning because it afforded him the flexibility he needed to balance work, home, and school. Thanks to the program, he passed the CFP exam on the first try.
A class, along with encouragement and guidance from her instructor, gave Erin Crum the confidence to open her own business.
As a student at The Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, Tommy Rappold is pursuing his dream of a meaningful life. For that, he credits UVa's Post-Baccalaureate Pre-Medical Program.