Myra Sheene- Sullivan Lexington Alum of the MonthMyra Sheene was selected as the Alumna of the Month from Sullivan University's Lexington campus. She was honored to have been chosen and said she is very proud to be a Sullivan graduate.
Myra completed her first degree in Accounting in 2009, her Bachelors in 2010, and went on to finish her Master of Business Administration in 2013. She said that her instructor, Mr. Gatewood, inspired her to pursue her accounting degree. "I changed my major to accounting from business in my first quarter at Sullivan University. I liked how the university is a small private college and I was able to get to know a lot of people. I became close to classmates, instructors, and staff. I considered Sullivan a part of my "second" family. I also enjoyed having plus Fridays. That extra time allowed me to study, do homework, tutor and work part-time. Financial planning did a fabulous job helping me apply for grants, loans, scholarships, etc.", said Myra.
Myra indicated that Sullivan helped her launch her career successfully. "My instructors were very good at teaching and highly qualified. Sullivan allowed me to work hands on, and the instructors gave me real world examples to help better understand the material. Sullivan required professional dress Wednesday's which helped my professional wardrobe, suitable for my job."
Myra is employed at Robinson, Hughes & Christopher Certified Public Accountants in Danville, KY. "I am a staff accountant and the firm strives on Christian values which allows staff and partners to treat others with respect, trust, kindness, and teamwork. Many staff have been with the firm for 50 years. Currently, I am actively pursuing my Certified Public Accountant Certification which will allow me for promotion and become more qualified for my job.
Her advice to students is: "Never give up. If you fall down, pick yourself back up and keep trying. You will be surprised how far you can go if you put your mind to it. There are many people in your life who will be caring and willing to help you and your success."
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