Growing up in Eastman, Georgia, a small town outside of Atlanta, SNU was probably the last place Derrick Gillis expected to end up. But life changed when he and his mom moved from Georgia to Houston,Texas.
Less than 40 percent of teen mothers graduate high school, and the odds of completing college are far more dismal. Fewer than 3 percent of foster youth earn a 4-year college degree. Nationwide, first-generation college students drop out at more than double the rate of students who had parents graduate college.
SNU welcomes Mark Nadig as the new VETS Center Director. Nadig joins the SNU family with 24 years of service in the Army and lofty goals.
As news became available about COVID-19, SNU quickly pivoted to offer online and virtual instruction to students. Several departments worked together to ensure learning could still continue in the face of what SNU President Keith Newman called an “ever-evolving and changing situation.”
Earning an MBA is a wise decision for many adults who may be looking for additional career options, an increased salary, or even new skills to offer clients within their own business. We spoke with several MBA students currently enrolled at SNU and got their feedback on what they are learning, skills they are gaining, and tips for students who may be on the fence about enrolling.
SNU continually strives to provide a top notch education to adult students through bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral programs. Our team is growing to reach those goals, with the hires of Janelle Montgomery and Twyler Earl. Montgomery joins us as the new B.S. in Business Administration program director while Earl will be taking over duties as the Title III Grant Director.