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Helen Fern: Informed by Life Experience

Helen is a Human Studies major, and she earned credit through the PLA program for the following courses: Introduction to Photography Mushroom Identification and Taxonomy Anasazi Archeology Conflict Management Effective Listening Psychology of Loss and Grief Three of these topics were grounded in her hobbies and avocations (she has some great mushroom recipes and some amazing photographs!). […]

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Christy Dirren: Validate and Celebrate

Christy Dirren, an Organizational Communications major, talks about her experiences in the Prior Learning Assessment program. Christy earned 12 credits toward her Bachelor’s degree by writing essays based on learning from her prior experiences. The PLA topics that Christy wrote for were: Managing Transitions Team Building Principles of Instructional Design Youth Ministry 101 Christy — […]

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Angela Pernisco: An Innovator for the Next Generation

Angela Pernisco, a Psychology major, just completed her PLA portfolio for 15 credits, all in Communications topics: CCM 320 Public Presentations CCM 323 Effective Listening CCM 324 Nonverbal Communication CCM 346 Conflict Management (with the grade of “A”!) CCM 356 Intercultural Communication Angela wrote this in her final Reflection Essay: When I began the PLA process, I thought that […]

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Barbara Eckroad: Tips from a Distance Student

Barbara Eckroad recently submitted her PLA Portfolio for the maximum number of credits allowed — 45! For Barbara, all of that life experience has added up — big time! Barbara is an Interdisciplinary Studies major with concentrations in English, Literature & Writing, Media Studies, and Religious Studies. The topics she wrote for were: LIT 223: Introduction to Literary Genre […]

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Chris Brinks: Becoming More Cognizant Of Learning

Chip Brinks, a Real Estate Studies major from Southern California (with extensive experience in the Real Estate industry), just completed a 33-credit Prior Learning Assessment Portfolio. He wrote for the following topics: BA 238:  Sales / Selling as a Profession RE 140: Intro to Property Management RE 155: Intro to Escrow MSD 117 and 161: Customer […]

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Debra Giannini: Ready for What’s Next

Debra Giannini just completed her 15-credit Prior Learning Assessment Portfolio. Debra is an Interdisciplinary Studies major with concentrations in Psychology and Expressive Therapies. The topics she wrote for are: BIO 165 – Alternatives in Health and Healing BIO 167 – Nutritional Science CHS 354 – Environment, Culture, and Food CCM 342 – Rhythm-Based Communication SPP 371 – Communicating the Sacred through […]

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Loretta Rowe: Weathering the Storm

Sometimes you don’t know what you know. You know? Well Loretta Rowe knows! In just two terms, Loretta earned 21 Prior Learning Assessment credits, and in the process of doing so she discovered that she knew a lot more than she thought she knew. In her final Reflective Essay, Loretta shared this: As I prepare my Final […]

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Ty Wells: A Gift That Keeps On Giving

Ty Wells, a Business & Leadership major, just submitted his Prior Learning Assessment Portfolio totaling 27 credits. Ty’s experience resides mostly in the food and hospitality industry, and he was able to use those learning experiences to write PLA essays for the following courses: Conflict Management Public Presentations Team Building Foodservice Organizations Management Fundamentals Introduction to Winemaking […]

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Julie Fleming: Claiming Her Knowledge

This week, Julie Fleming, one of our Prior Learning Assessment students, turned in her final PLA Portfolio: 17 credits for college-level learning that she had gained through her experiences owning a dance school and teaching dance. Congratulations, Julie! Julie’s major is Interdisciplinary Studies with concentrations in Business, Communications, and Dance. The 17 credits fulfill her […]

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