Meet some of the students and recent graduates of our adult degree program and learn about their experiences in their own words. More and more people are seeking an opportunity to achieve a higher level of learning throughout their careers and lives. Whether going back to college to complete their degree or pursuing a new career path, online degree programs are offering adult students what they need.
In these videos hear about real experiences from current Linfield College students and recent graduates who took advantage of the adult degree program to earn a degree or certificate online.
Jeremy Gingerich started his career as a salesman at a Ford dealership. Eventually he decided to restart his career by going back to school. Jeremy enrolled in Linfield’s adult degree program to earn his post baccalaureate accounting certificate online. With the support of his wife and two children, Jeremy, at 38 years old is now an accountant with Wilcox Arredondo & Co.
Craig Ostbo’s professional career started on a summer trip as a drummer with a rock and roll band, and it turned into ten years as a professional musician. Though Craig still enjoys playing the drums, he is now the principal and co-founder of Koopman Ostbo Marketing Communications, where he serves as Chief Marketing and Brand Strategist. Craig eventually decided it was time to go back and complete what he started, by enrolling in the Linfield Adult Degree Program to achieve his bachelor's degree in management.
Michelle Lagos at 41 years old is a hair and makeup stylist/business owner. After starting her career as an office assistant at the District Attorney's Office in Eugene, OR, Michelle developed her business and enjoys a wide network of family, friends, and business associates. She is active as a volunteer with non-profit organizations in her community. Michelle chose the Linfield Adult Degree Program for an opportunity to pursue a higher level of learning and graduated with the bachelor's degree in the social and behavioral sciences.
Brian Roberts had been working in his job when he decided he needed a restart. He determined it was time to go back to school to earn his post baccalaureate accounting certificate. Brian discovered that companies are seeking individuals with work experience who want to continue learning to advance their career, and now, as an accountant at 28 years old, he works for a CPA firm in Portland, Oregon.