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Posted on: January 31, 2013

This week we profile MABC program graduate Melissa Kelly.  A chemist, small business owner, and JIU grad, Melissa has a fascinating and inspirational story! 

Melissa Kelly was a chemist first.  Today she and her partner are the owners of a successful small business – Grateful Pet – which sells and delivers natural pet foods to pet owners in the Indianapolis community.  How did Melissa go from chemist to pet food distributer?  Her educational journey began with a bachelor’s Degree in Chemistry...

Posted on: January 31, 2013

This week we highlight another one of our impressive students.  It is stories like this one, from Rafael Vidal Portela, that inspire us to do what we do.  Our students are the driving force behind JIU.  We may not be able to move mountains or solve world hunger, but we love that we are able to change the lives of our students and we thank them for their daily inspiration.

Rafael G. Vidal Portela, MBA,...

Posted on: January 31, 2013

At JIU, we are committed to supporting the success of our students.  Our students hail from many states, countries, and work-life backgrounds.  We are inspired on a daily basis by success stories from our students.  Pursuing a degree is a challenge for any individual, but many of our JIU students have overcome incredible hurdles to achieve their goals.  This month we’ll share some of our students' stories.  They are an inspiration to the JIU staff and we hope they will inspire other JIU students to...

Posted on: January 31, 2013

Dr. Kathy Kelly, President of K2 Consulting, is an educational psychologist, published author and international public speaker with 20+ years of experience in corporate and academic organizations.

Prior to starting her own company, Dr. Kelly held executive positions with Saba and Arthur Andersen, and was Associate Professor and Mathematics Education Program Chair at the Florida Institute of Technology. Dr. Kelly was the 2005 recipient of the JIU Faculty...

Posted on: January 31, 2013

Spring is the time of new beginnings at JIU! Birds are returning. Daffodils are blooming. Warm weather entices us to spend as much time outdoors as possible. It becomes increasingly difficult to sit inside at the computer and write a paper, discussion posts or work math problems. Keep in mind that earning your degree is also a new beginning for you. The knowledge you gain from obtaining your degree can and will open new doors and opportunities for you to grow. The amount of time you spend on your...

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