<P>50 PHOENIX FOCUS | Fall 2014 THE GIVING BACK ISSUE In your words Weve asked you to share your University of Phoenix stories, and youve answered. In this section, we highlight your accomplishments and accolades in your own words. Shawn Tsuha, BSBM 01 Deputy Director for Law Enforcement at State of Hawaii Department of Public Safety I completed my degree program at University of Phoenix Hawaii Campus 14 years ago. Back then I didnt know how much the program would help me to attain my goals. Today, I have the privilege and honor to serve as the deputy director for law enforcement at the State of Hawaii Department of Public Safety. Years ago, I was a struggling deputy sheriff that needed a bachelors degree for promotion in the Hawaii National Guard. Between my family, law enforcement and Army Guard responsibilities, I couldnt see a way forward. UOPX opened the door. Today, with two combat deployments, I am a major and have worked my way up from deputy, to sergeant, to lieutenant and have been appointed as the state sheriff and now the deputy director, and am also a graduate of the FBI National Academy, Class of 2014. Jason Donnelly, MAED/CI 06 Author I failed out of college. It wasnt because I was stupid—far from it. I left high school and went to a state school an hour and a half away from my parents. For the first time in my life, I was free of their tyranny! That meant staying out late and partying with friends instead of going to bed at a reasonable time and studying. After four years, 104.5 credits, and nothing but memories to show for it, I moved to Arizona. I got a job as an enrollment counselor at UOPX and finished an AA degree in general studies. I kept pushing forward and received a BS in management and an MAED. I then went to another school to round out my degrees with an MFA in creative writing. I now have four degrees, have written three books and work for a fast-growing ad agency in NYC. UOPX started me in the right direction and I hope this story helps another failure find the road to success. Desiree Bennett, AABF 13 I remember thinking to myself that I really should go to college, like I had promised my parents, but life always got in the way. Besides, I had a decent job for a 22-year-old, and I was making decent money. I thought, Why do I need a degree? Im an adult, right? I know what Im doing. I continued to get decent jobs making decent money, but I wasnt happy with any of them. Suddenly, I got an invitation for my 10-year high school reunion. There I was, almost ten years later, with no college degree and no career. I had applied for my dream career in marketing several times, but those three magic words kept me from getting a call back: College Degree Required. Time to make a change! After I got my reunion invitation, I made the decision to go to University of Phoenix. I finally feel like I can say, Im an adult & I know what Im doing! Wed like to hear about your accomplishments and accolades. 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