“I had known about the One-Day-A-Week Saturday College since it was founded in 1999, but I kept telling myself, ‘I’m not college material.’ However, that idea changed in 2005 when a series of life events compelled me to think differently of myself and further my education.
I was hesitant when I arrived on campus, but I soon realized I wasn’t alone in my educational endeavors. I was surrounded by women who were just like me and ready to make a change in their lives. Within months, I felt a transformation happening. I was opening up to classmates, sharing my opinions, and becoming confident in my own skin. This brand new faith in myself drove me to alter my life for the better, including a career change, which doubled my annual income.
Not only was I learning to believe in myself, but others believed in me. When I experienced financial difficulties, I was driven to continue my education. Thanks to the generous support of Bay Path College alumni and friends, I received scholarships to ensure that I remained in college and finished degree.
In the short time I’ve been here, the One-Day program has given me so much. Bay Path has awakened my passion for writing, reading, and research, and my lifelong dream of becoming a librarian. I now believe anything is possible, even graduate school.
- Rebecca will continue her education by pursuing a graduate degree in library science.