Robin Johnson

Robin Johnson

Robin Johnson

Class of 2020 Bachelor of Science in Organizational Leadership

Robin Johnson has been serving our country for over 25 years. Robin is an adult learner who has brought her wealth of human resource and military knowledge to the classroom each week since first discovering Peirce College.

Robin originally started her educational journey many years back, but found the other schools she attended were not for her. Then, during a conversation on higher education one day, her fellow colleague and three-time Peirce graduate, William Blackman, encouraged Robin to learn more about the College that really works for working adults.

“William Blackman continued to talk about Peirce College to me and pushed me to call,” said Robin. “I knew I needed some type of paper in order to progress in my field and I saw all my colleagues going back to school. Finally, I listened to Blackman and I called Karen Hun, my Enrollment Specialist.”

Discovering Her Path

After speaking with Karen, Robin found her interests directly aligned with Peirce’s Organizational Leadership program. This offered her the opportunity to tie in her work experience in human resources while learning and developing her leadership style.

Robin enrolled in 2017 and gained more than she could have ever imagined.

“I knew I could do anything with the love, commitment and support Peirce College faculty and peers provided to me.”

“What I learned by coming to Peirce College and joining the Organizational Leadership program is almost too much to name. The intimacy of the small class sizes and the relationships you create with staff, faculty and your classmates are things I will never forget,” explained Robin. “One professor in particular, Professor Chris Nosal, was so kind and approachable and I’ll always remember him saying to us, ‘I am here for you; I will continue to be here for you; we will go through this journey together.’ Those words stuck with me and it’s little things like that that make the Peirce experience so worthwhile.”

Expanding Her Knowledge Inside & Outside the Classroom

During Robin’s Peirce journey, she actually decided to switch up her position in the military and apply for a position that aligned even more closely with her new degree. Her new position as Family Readiness and Program Coordinator for the National Guard Bureau exposes Robin to human resources opportunities while allowing her to take her education from the classroom to the workplace.

She said, “After landing this new position, I remember my supervisor asking me where I could see myself in five years and I said I wanted to work my way to Master Sergeant. I knew this new position and my new degree would help me because I was now more competitive with my peers and ranked higher on the list for promotions.”

Robin had a goal in mind and she was ready to do whatever she could to achieve it. So, with her career path set, Robin graduated with her Bachelor of Science in Organizational Leadership in the Class of 2020.

But she wasn’t done yet.

Continuing the Journey Chasing Her Dream

“I always said I was never going to go for my master’s degree,” said Robin. “I said I was definitely done after my bachelor’s, but I couldn’t help but be inspired by others. I met so many people during my Peirce journey who kept going, so I knew if they could do it, so could I.”

This Fall of 2020, Robin will proudly start in Peirce College’s Master of Science in Organizational Leadership & Management program. She said, “Adding a master’s degree to my resume is going to skyrocket my career. My whole entire life is going to continue to improve with all this new education. I know I am going to land the career I desire and deserve.”

As Robin reflects back on her bachelor’s experience at Peirce and looks forward to her next degree, she said, “In the past, I put up roadblocks for myself, but I didn’t let myself this time. Peirce helped me feel confident enough to make it. When I changed positions, I moved to Virginia, which forced me to be an online student. Peirce made this possible. I could continue to get tutoring, attend events, and feel involved in all my classes from states away. I knew I could do anything with the love, commitment and support Peirce College faculty and peers provided to me.”

Congratulations to Robin on accomplishing her first degree at Peirce and good luck as she seamlessly transitions into her next!

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