Carlos Ramirez recently became the new “poster child” for the University of Phoenix’s latest campaign to reach working adults.
story illustrates the university’s ongoing effort to broaden its
appeal to workers who have to juggle the responsibilities of home
life with the demands of earning a degree while working.
multiple priorities is nothing new for the Mexican native, who took
odd jobs and finished homework while babysitting his younger brothers
and sisters after his family immigrated to the United States.
later, Ramirez completed his master’s degree in nursing at the
University of Phoenix while working at El Centro Regional Medical
Center. The husband and father of three is now executive director of
AccentCare, a home health care provider.
“My University of
Phoenix education has helped me enhance my nursing skills as well as
my leadership and management abilities in health care
administration,” he said. “I have the opportunity to change lives
in my community on a daily basis.”
The university says Ramirez
is the type of student it has catered to over its 40-year history.
Three out of four of its students work while pursing degrees, while
six in 10 are the first in their families to attend college.
offering career-relevant higher education, we help Americans gain
needed skills, enhance their career(s) or even start a new business,”
said Phoenix President Timothy P. Slottow.
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