What has going back to get an education meant to me? EMPOWERMENT! Having an education has opened my life up to new possibilities. I feel confident speaking to people and engage in intelligent conversations. I have learned how to problem solve and think for myself. I have gained new respect from my family and friends and even from those who told me I would never amount to anything. At 52, I will be receiving my first bachelor’s degree. My education has been the catalyst that has helped me to challenge my thinking and expand my understanding of what it means to be a good citizen. If you want to see our world become a better place to live, then you must do your part and educate yourself. Find your hidden talents. If you want to soar with EAGLES you have to fly higher than the chickens! Don’t be a chicken… the view is beautiful when you fly high!