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Course Catalog October - December 2016

Katrina Rowan

Finding balance and success

Sometimes life can feel like a circus, and we struggle to juggle everything that comes our way. Work, family, sleep, dinner, bills, traffic – I’m exhausted just thinking about it!

I’m sure many of you can relate to this. Even those with the most composed demeanor on the outside face challenges privately. So, what barriers can we remove to ease our imbalances, be more productive, and (most importantly) accomplish goals to enhance our lives?

Take a cue from Katrina Rowan. As a wife and mother of two, she found herself asking, “What next?” Armed with a degree in public relations, Katrina found success in the sales industry. However, she left the workforce to focus on her family. As her two sons got older, she yearned for a career where she could help others.

“What’s next?” was the question she asked herself. The answer came in the form of our Online Paralegal Certificate program. Katrina said the online option allowed her flexibility and convenience while still providing her with tools to be competitive in the job market. Read more about Katrina on our blog.

If you’ve never considered taking an online class, now is the time. Looking for something fun? You can learn a new language, boost your creative skills with photography and design, or even learn how to garden – all from the convenience of your computer. Are you looking for a career change? Take your laptop to the top as you receive professional training and instruction in management, business, healthcare and more. With more than 300 options, we have something for everyone.

Whether you’re at the coffee shop, the park, or home in your PJs, our Online offerings are available for you. Efficient, accessible and affordable – all at your fingertips. Log on, and be empowered!

Barbara S. Calhoun, Dean
College of Continuing and Professional Education

Course Catalog
Course Catalog July - September 2016

CCPE Catalog

Decisions, decisions

“Excellence is never an accident. It is always the result of high intention, sincere effort, and intelligent execution; it represents the wise choice of many alternatives – choice, not chance, determines your destiny” – Aristotle

We make choices every day of varying degrees of importance. Some of these are in our control: Getting up or pressing the snooze button? Slowing down at a yellow light or speeding up? Choosing a salad over French fries?

However, some things are out of our control, and one moment can change everything. Just ask Jermile Richards, whose life changed in an instant. What started as a regular day turned into a life-or-death situation in a matter of seconds. Although he could not control his circumstance, Jermile made the decision to not let a traumatic experience overwhelm his personal goals. He chose our Health Coach certificate program because he was motivated to improve his personal health. Today, he’s paying it forward through proactive health education for children. Read more about his incredible story on Page 16.

Where do you see yourself in the next hour, day and year – and how will you get there? More importantly, what motivates you? Some people set goals, and others achieve them. Just ask Jermile and many of our other graduates who can proudly say, “I Did It!”

When it comes to your future, what types of decisions are you ready to make for your own personal achievement? If you desire to increase your knowledge and advance your career, what actions are you taking to make it happen?

Say yes to your success! The choice is yours.

Barbara S. Calhoun, Dean
College of Continuing and Professional Education

Course Catalog Catalog of Online Courses
Course Catalog April - June 2016

CCPE Course Catalog April - June 2016

WHEN “OOPS” BECOMES OPPORTUNITY

A new year brings with it a spirit of revitalization. Just think — spring is around the corner and summer will be here soon after. Don’t let the time pass without your own personal revitalization. Sometimes, moments of unpredictability can catapult us to achieving things we might have assumed impossible.

When the back wheels of his food truck broke down, 2014 Culinary Apprenticeship graduate Edgard Sanchez got it towed to SkyView Atlanta. Little did he know, this would be the spot where he would truly kick off his business, C’est Bon Tout 2 Eat. Edgard has gained local and national attention with features on FOX 5 Atlanta, Yahoo! Finance, Clark Howard, the Marietta Daily Journal and Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

Although Edgard didn’t plan to become an entrepreneur, the stars were aligned differently. And it all started with him taking a chance. Read more on Page 14 about his culinary journey.

Speaking of incredible opportunities, we now offer FREE webinars. Take a few moments to browse our offerings, find something you’re interested in, and sign up. You will learn something new, and you owe it to yourself. Don’t doubt your potential — be limitless in your quest for success.

Barbara S. Calhoun, Dean
College of Continuing and Professional Education

Course Catalog Catalog of Online Courses
Osher Lifelong Learning Institute Newsletter

OLLI Courses Summer Newsletter July - September 2016

Curiosity is Timeless

The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) offers an impressive selection of educational and social opportunities for adults age 50 and older. With a purpose to promote lifelong learning and continued intellectual and personal growth for retirement-age individuals, OLLI has become the place for fun, interactive learning in a safe and encouraging environment.

Our curriculum draws from the interests, talents and experiences of older adult learners. Academic courses are college level (without the homework, term papers and tests), and cover everything from personal computers to fitness for life and visual arts. Social activities include various gatherings for dinner, laughter and entertainment.

Every student that enrolls in our program becomes one of our OLLI members and will begin to receive our quarterly Newsletter. Our members become part of our unique OLLI family where learning is a continuous part of our culture. Our members are proud to be a part of OLLI and many of them have developed close friendships and experienced memorable learning experiences. Come join us and see what OLLI can do for you!

OLLI Newsletter, Summer 2016 Edition