Mom completes BGS degree
August 20, 2008
As the wife of a Texas Tech grad and the mother of two Tech grads, Sharon Allison, from Arlington, felt left out. She said she wanted to be a Red Raider as well. This August, when Sharon graduates with a bachelor's degree in general studies, she will have her wish.
Sharon said she discovered the Distance Education program at the Tech Visitor's Center while her youngest son was a student at Tech. She said she decided to pursue a degree to become more competitive in the workforce as an older employee. "I was excited to find a program that would allow me to work on my own time, as I needed to be able to juggle my studies, work and home life," Sharon said, "This program allowed me to do all of that."
She also had to juggle severe health issues during the course of her study that resulted in seven spinal injuries and two knee surgeries. Because of the program's flexibility she was able to continue her studies while undergoing each recuperation and rehabilitation stage.
"Achieving my degree was a life-time wish that I did not feel I would be able to complete until I discovered Tech's program," Sharon said.