From High School to College Grad in 1.5 Years

Luis Dominguez began the associate degree in business administration program in July of 2011 and recently graduated from the Globe University-Woodbury campus. At the graduation ceremony, he reflected on his journey from an indecisive high school graduate unsure about what he wanted to do with his future, to a college graduate.

“I wasn’t sure where I wanted to go to college because I just recently graduated from high school,” said Dominguez. “What I did know is that I wanted to better myself. I wanted to make a difference, and I wanted to make a change.”

After talking to college representative, Scott Pettersen, Dominguez agreed to come to the Globe Unviersity-Woodbury campus for a tour where he instantly “fell in love with the school’s culture.” He was impressed with the organizations, especially the Distributive Education Club of America (DECA) chapter on campus.

“DECA is an international association of marketing students that provides members and advisors with development activities,” Dominguez explained. “And like a fish in a lake, I took the bait.  I instantly fell in love with the school’s culture. From that day forward I knew Globe University stuck to their We Care philosophy.”

Dominguez continued, “Attending Globe University has been an experience of a lifetime.  I have met and built relationships that will last a lifetime. Though I have put in the long hours in homework, staying up late to study, saying no to going out with friends, I proudly say it was well worth it. I have gained confidence and great intellectual knowledge that will help me throughout my career. I have met amazing instructors and built relationships with students that will last a lifetime. At Globe University, nobody is alone, we are all a team, and we come together! We care for one another.”

Dominguez  wrapped up his graduation speech with one of his favorite quotes, by Arie Pencovici, that was very fitting for this occasion:  “Graduation is only a concept.  In real life every day you graduate.  Graduation is a process that goes on until the last day of your life.  If you can grasp that, you’ll make a difference.”