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Mary Beth Erskine

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Succeeding At College Math As An Adult Learner

Posted by Mary Beth Erskine on Jul 23, 2015 8:00:00 AM

Don’t let your aversion to math stop you from enrolling in an online program and earning your college degree. You can find success with polynomials and parabolas.

“Do not worry about your difficulties in mathematics. I can assure you that mine are still greater.”
— Albert Einstein

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Topics: Study Skills

Making Wishes Come True

Posted by Mary Beth Erskine on Apr 23, 2015 8:00:00 AM

Working tirelessly for years to make wishes come true for children with life-threatening illnesses, online student Maria Jameson transforms a dream of her own – walking across this year’s commencement stage – into reality.

Maria Jameson knows the remarkable power of a wish: the life-changing hope having a dream inspires even in the most desperate time.

A volunteer with the Make-A-Wish Foundation (Central and Northern Florida Chapter) for 10 years, Maria has helped make wishes come true for 32 children with life-threatening illnesses.

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Topics: Academic Success

Soldier Begins Online Degree Program While Deployed in Afghanistan

Posted by Mary Beth Erskine on Feb 12, 2015 8:00:00 AM

Returning home, he discovers the same challenges any working parent faces: finding time amidst family and work responsibilities.

On the battlefield in Afghanistan – 7,300 miles from his stateside duty station in Fort Carson, Colo. – Sergeant First Class William Haaren decided it was time to focus on his future.

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Topics: Getting Started, Military

Good News, College Students!

Posted by Mary Beth Erskine on Feb 9, 2015 3:00:00 PM

Why should you earn a bachelor’s degree? The unemployment rate for people who have at least a bachelor’s degree is at its lowest in six years.

The Bureau of Labor Statistics has released its January 2015 unemployment statistics.

If you’re persevering to complete a college degree – whether you’re enrolled in a traditional on-ground program or an online degree program – it's encouraging news.

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Topics: Academic Success

Online Learning: One Working Mom's Success Story

Posted by Mary Beth Erskine on Feb 5, 2015 8:00:00 AM

Can you be a great mom, a dedicated student and work full time? Definitely. The secret to success is something moms are already good at: sacrifice.

Rachel Albert works nights as a medical transcriptionist. She’s at her desk from midnight until 8 a.m. Fortunately, she works from home, which helps with the third-shift hours.

Once her night job is over, however, her day job begins.
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Topics: Academic Success

LRC Tutors Help When Online Students Need It Most

Posted by Mary Beth Erskine on Jan 27, 2015 7:50:32 AM

There’s nothing like seeing a friendly face when you need assistance with an assignment.


If you’re a student in an online degree program at Saint Leo University, chances are you work during the day. After you get home, you devote some time to dinner, your family and maybe your children’s homework before you turn to your own online courses.

What do you do if you encounter difficulty understanding a concept in math or have questions about formatting a psychology paper during those evening hours – or on a weekend?

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Topics: Academic Success

Clubs For Online Degree Programs Extend Learning

Posted by Mary Beth Erskine on Jan 13, 2015 7:30:00 AM

Students in Saint Leo’s online degree programs find valuable benefits to joining clubs and associations.

If you’ve just started working toward a college degree, you may feel as if the finish line is nowhere in sight.

But before you know it, you’ll be zipping up your gown, adjusting your cap and snapping family photos at commencement.

So it only makes sense to take advantage of every opportunity to soak up as much knowledge as possible during your limited time in college to prepare for the next step in your career.

Online clubs and associations at Saint Leo offer valuable learning and networking experiences you just can’t get anywhere else.

And the best part is no travel is required. These clubs meet at your place.

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Topics: Academic Success

99 Tips For Being An Awesome Online Degree Student

Posted by Mary Beth Erskine on Jan 8, 2015 5:57:00 PM

It's a New Year and a new term. Whether you’re just starting your online degree program, or you're an online learning veteran, these tips will help you achieve success.

Who doesn’t love articles with lists? Especially self-help lists of tips, tricks, and how-to's.

Just glance at the magazine rack while you’re in the check-out line at the grocery store: 16 Ways to Lose Weight Fast; 8 Tips to Look 10 Years Younger; 12 Ways to Cook Vegetables Your Family Will Love.

Lists are easy to read. They get right to the point.

And, most importantly, lists offer the promise that we can make changes that will improve our lives.

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Topics: Study Skills

Don't Enroll In An Online Degree Program Until You Answer These 5 Questions

Posted by Mary Beth Erskine on Jan 6, 2015 7:33:00 AM

Is your New Year’s resolution to go back to school to earn a college degree? Read this post to help you decide if you’re cut out for online learning.  

It’s the start of a New Year, and if you’ve made a resolution to earn a college degree, then you’re not alone.

Statistics about New Year’s resolutions show that 47 percent of all the resolutions people make concern self-improvement or education.

So now that you’ve made the resolution, the question is how to get started?

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Topics: Getting Started

Highlights In History: Proud History, Innovative Future

Posted by Mary Beth Erskine on Dec 10, 2014 3:55:00 PM

As Saint Leo University concludes the 125th anniversary of its founding in 1889, the final installment of Highlights in History takes a look forward.

This is the 10th and final installment of Highlights in History, a series of feature stories, profiles, and anecdotes recounting the significance of important events in the history of Saint Leo University, which is currently commemorating the 125th anniversary of its founding in 1889.

By Kim Payne, University Communications

During the previous nine issues of the Highlights in History series, we have taken a trip down memory lane to recount some of the significant people, events, and occurrences in the history of Saint Leo University.

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Topics: Saint Leo News

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