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Looking At The Bright Side

Posted by Saint Leo University Online on May 14, 2015 7:36:00 AM

Rogich Award recipient says continuing her online studies during her battle with cancer would not have been possible without the support of her academic advisor.

Before he passed away in 2002, Kim Jackson’s grandfather would often remind her, “Nobody hurts their eyes by looking at the bright side of things.”

Little did Kim know at the time, the words would become her mantra one decade later as she faced the toughest battle of her life.

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Grandfather’s Legacy Inspires Grad To Earn Online Degree

Posted by Saint Leo University Online on May 4, 2015 8:00:00 AM

In both his personal and academic endeavors, Miles Surdi, the 2015 Center for Online Learning commencement speaker, lives Saint Leo’s core values.

Salvatore Surdi, a devout Catholic and second generation Italian-American, dreamed that his four daughters would earn college degrees from Saint Leo University – a school he had always highly regarded for its rich Benedictine traditions.

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Commencement 2015: Center For Online Learning Student Stories

Posted by Saint Leo University Online on Apr 27, 2015 8:00:00 AM

Saint Leo’s online degree programs – combined with perseverance and sacrifice – enable adult learners to complete college.

When a dream comes true, is the achievement more gratifying the longer you have waited and the harder you have worked to attain it?

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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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Working Moms Achieve College Success Through Online Degree Programs

Posted by Saint Leo University Online on Mar 30, 2015 8:00:00 AM

Saint Leo’s online degree programs may have provided the flexibility two working moms needed to pursue their college degrees, but their perseverance led to success.

Online degree programs provide busy working adults with a practical pathway to a college education. By setting their own schedules and working from home, students with family and job responsibilities have the opportunity to earn a degree.

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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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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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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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Snack Your Way To More Brain Power

Posted by Mary Beth Erskine on Nov 6, 2014 8:04:00 AM

If you’re a busy, working adult enrolled in an online degree program, what you eat can have a big impact on your academic performance.

Your to-do list is relentless. Mornings are harried; afternoons pass in a blur and evenings drag on as you stay awake to finish everything necessary. Your eyelids droop, your stomach growls. You reach for ... what?

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13 Reasons To Contact Saint Leo’s Online Services Librarian

Posted by Mary Beth Erskine on Sep 23, 2014 7:53:00 AM

Find out what Saint Leo’s Online Services Librarian, Sandy Hawes, can do for you as an online degree student.

Sometimes you know exactly what you don’t know, and other times you don’t.

For example, if the last time you did a research paper Bart Simpson was a new face on Fox, you may be wondering where libraries are hiding their microfiche machines.

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