On April 1, 2011, The LA Times ran a special Online Education section produced by MediaPlanet. We are very proud to have online student Marlena Unz, featured.
In April, Marlena Unz will be a college graduate at age 46, earning her associate’s degree online from Bryant & Stratton College Online as a medical administrative assistant. While for many of her classmates a college education was a way to gain the skills and training required to get a job, for Unz it was also an opportunity to prove something to herself and her children.
A stay-at-home mother, who ran a small in-home daycare, Marlena lost her husband just a few months shy of their 25th wedding anniversary unexpectedly. Since her husband worked to provide for the family, it was now her sole responsibility to create a financially secure future for her family.
Click on the thumbnail below to read more about Marlena’s courage.