Becoming a Leader

December 11, 2012

Despite having to balance her full-time job and raising a family with school, Rochelle Davis (Associate in Arts in Computer Information Systems '99, Bachelor of Science in Computer Information Systems '99, Master of Education '12) knew that earning a college degree would help her move forward in her career.

"Through my journey, I’ve been able to show my family that earning an education is important because it can enhance many areas in your life," Davis says. "My degree has already given me renewed confidence to take on more leadership roles at work."

In recognition of her perseverance and commitment to earning a master’s degree, Davis was presented with the Outstanding Graduate Student Award at the regional commencement ceremony in Baltimore. The award recognizes a graduate student who maintained a 4.0 grade point average and who has advanced in her career, personal life and community.

Outside of the classroom, Davis applies the tools she gained from Strayer University to her position as a technology training support specialist for Arlington Public Schools in Virginia, where she has been providing training services to employees for nearly 12 years. Davis previously worked for Bunyard Enterprises Inc. and for the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

Outside of work, Davis is actively involved in her community. A licensed minister, she and her husband, John, recently founded Keep It Moving Empowerment Ministries in Alexandria, Va. She has also received several awards and honors for her community service, including the Christian Education Leadership Award.

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