When Heidi McManus (BBA ’09, MBA student) returned to Strayer University to earn a graduate degree, she decided to bring her family along for the ride.
“We pushed each other from day one and were always providing unending encouragement and support to one another,” McManus recalls. “We were in it together.”
Despite working on different degree programs, McManus, her parents and her sister spent every Sunday studying, writing papers and reading together. At the end of every quarter, the family marked their achievement with a celebratory dinner. “It was important to celebrate every milestone along the way. It helped us stay motivated and focused on our goal,” McManus says.