I’m on my way to Savannah!

This weekend I finally received the best news I’ve had in a while, I’ve been accepted into Savannah College of Art & Design.

I'm on my way to Savannah!

As most of you know, I currently have three associates degrees from Valencia, and though I could tell you all over again, “Why I chose a two year college” versus just pursuing my Bachelor’s immediately – I think we all realize just how important higher education is towards career advancement. If I had to do this all over again, I certainly would still have attended Valencia, which is clearly the best college I’ve attended (and I’ve attended quite a few being in the military). Valencia has instilled in my education what is most important – and that’s learning. If you haven’t learned one thing about me, it’s that I live to learn. I really do feel as strongly as the quote by Ghandi, “Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever.” But I’ve begun to discover that though what you know, do, and learn are vital – a degree does hold a lot value in many careers.

I’ve decided to transfer to Savannah due to their reputation and the fact that their online program will allow me to complete my education much more rapidly than I have been able to at UCF. Unfortunately most traditional programs such as the one I was in at UCF only allow students to take courses during set time periods, which definitely wasn’t conducive to my work schedule – especially now that the baby is on the way. Now this certainly was a tough decision, the cost of attending Savannah certainly isn’t cheap. Luckily there are scholarships available that will aid me in my journey towards continuing my education. After completing extensive research and learning about the reputation of Savannah’s eLearning programs, we’ve decided that despite the cost, this is the best decision to further my education. This will certainly not only benefit my education, but will enhance my professional career where I’m currently in the process of spearheading alternative delivery of various online courses in Valencia’s graphics program. I’m certain I’ll learn a lot about not just interactive design but also online learning, which can only help strengthen our courses at Valencia.

For those of you concerned with the thoughts of me moving to Savannah, really, I’m not moving – I’ll be enrolled in their eLearning program which will allow me to take courses completely online.

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  1. Splendid news, my friend, what degree are you going to be pursuing?

  2. Visual Communication – with a concentration in Interactive Design.

  3. I’m so happy you decided to look for a place that would appreciate how qualified and awesome you are!
    Congrats!!!
    So proud *tear* ;P

  4. I’m glad to hear good things are happening with you! Congratulations!

  5. thats good amanda! congratulations! i didnt have any doubts that you would be accepted. you’re an amazing teacher. When your post said you were going to savannah, I was freiking out, I was LIKE WHATTTTT? I thought you were like leaving to savannah georgia or something. Because you just cant leave us, we need you. 🙂

  6. You have to be the single most productive person I have ever encountered in my life. I am in absolute awe of your accomplishments and goals. How long do you think it will take you to be President? No, ruler of the world? Four, five, maybe six semesters? lol. You don’t know how to take a break do you, but if you did you wouldn’t be Amanda. Okay, jokes aside now (but still thinking of them).

    Congratulations. I’m glad that you are still constantly setting the example for Valencia students and alumni. You are, definitely, one of the greatest things to ever happen to our program. Thank you Amanda.

  7. Ditto. Congrats on your acceptance! Woo hoo!

  8. Best wishes in your pursuit of learning, and for being accepted to Savannah! Amazing feat for a Mommy of almost two!

  9. Wow! Gongratulatios!!!!!!

  10. Congrats

  11. Congrats!!!!!

  12. Yay! I’m so excited for you!

    And I agree with everything John said. You are truly amazing and I just don’t know how you keep up with yourself!

  13. congrats my friend. you deserve this for all your hard work.

  14. Congrats Amanda 🙂

  15. Congrats Amanda! that’s awesome news! 🙂

  16. That is sooo cool… you are a great example to all of us. Never give up and pursue our dreams!!!

    Congratulations!!!

  17. Congratulations!! That’s so great news! It also proves that you CAN have it all! Very inspiring to me! And I’m glad you’ll still be at Valencia because I certainly want to take all my Interactive Design classes with you.

  18. I totally thought I congratulated you on this.. sorry, I’ve been so busy.. mega-congrats!!

  19. […] scholarship offered by collegescholarships.org. As many of you are aware, I’m in the midst of my first quarter at Savannah College of Art & Design. I’m currently in SCAD’s eLearning program majoring in Digital Media with a […]


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