Featured Learner - Kamiah Murphy
This session's Featured Learner is Kamiah Murphy. When Kamiah Murphy graduated from high school this past June, her career goal was clear - to become an accountant with a major corporation. "Ever since I was young, I've always loved math or anything that had to do with numbers," she says.
Kamiah plans to complete her bachelor's degree and become a senior accountant within a few years. She says Peirce's Business Administration program offers the Accounting concentration she wants. Kamiah also takes full advantage of as many financial aid programs as possible, which she says has helped to accelerate her education.
Kamiah enjoys the flexibility and the choice of study formats that Peirce offers, allowing her to arrange her studies to fit her work schedule. She also taps into all of the College's support services and encourages students to use the Walker Center for Academic Excellence. "Take advantage of the on campus free tutoring and the workshops," Kamiah says. "The Center's writing workshops are practical and helpful," and helped Kamiah to maintain her grades despite her busy schedule." SMARTHINKING tutoring services and Peirce's academic advisory center are also strongly recommended by Kamiah.
Gina January, her enrollment representative and mentor told us, "Kamiah is unbelievable. She has worked full-time at a nursing home her entire time in high school to support herself and continues to work there." In her first session at the College Kamiah maintained a solid 4.0 GPA for the multiple classes she took.
When not at College, doing homework, or at the nursing home, she spends most of her available time reading. Kamiah's tenacity with a capital "T" has strong roots - her mother passed away when she was only four. "I never really got a chance to know her," she says. "She is my inspiration and motivation. Whenever I feel like giving up I think about her. My overall goal in life is to make her proud of the successful, independent woman I turn out to be. Although my life is a struggle, right now, I know it will be worth it in the long run."