Non-Traditional Student Spotlight
Non-Traditional Student Services is proud to recognize the unique diversity and accomplishments within the Non-Traditional Student population at Shippensburg University.We are pleased to highlight one Non-Traditional Student each month through the Non-Traditional Student Spotlight. If you would like to nominate a student (or yourself) for the Non-Traditional Student Spotlight please submit this form to email@example.com or return it to 210 Old Main.
NTS Spotlight: Sara Long
Clubs/Organizations: Honors Program
Scrapbooking, reading, traveling, cooking
What did you do before attending SHIP?
I have worked full time since I was 18 years old. I decided
it was time to go back to school so I could find a career where I could help
others and possible progress within the company.
Why did you choose SHIP?
I chose SHIP because it was within commuting distance and
had the major I was looking for. The campus was very nice and the class sizes
were great. I didn’t want to be just some student in a room of hundreds of
people. Once I was accepted into the Honors program, it really clinched my decision.
The Honors program allows me to help fellow students and the community, while
enjoying small class sizes in our Honors classes.
What other major roles do you assume in addition to college?
I am a pharmacy technician and a coach at CVS where I work
part time. I help new colleagues learn the roles of the pharmacy in my coach
position, and enter and fill prescriptions for customers in my role as a
pharmacy technician. I also assume the
role of wife to my husband of just over a year. We recently celebrated our one
year anniversary with our wedding reception!
What are your plans after you graduate?
I plan to go on to graduate school for Occupational Therapy,
probably somewhere near the Pittsburgh area where all of my in laws live. Once
I graduate from that, I plan on working full time so I can help pay the bills
since my husband supports both of us right now while I complete my degree. We
plan on traveling as much as we can once I am done with my degrees.