Accounting Series Wrap-Up
Over the last two months, we’ve shared the stories of six different graduates of Indiana Wesleyan University who’ve excelled by obtaining our accounting or management degrees. Here’s a wrap-up of those six graduates.
Veronica Gabbard graduated from Indiana Wesleyan University in 2013 with her MBA in Accounting.
“My student experience at IWU was all remote,” Gabbard shared. “My only interactions with classmates and instructors were electronic. Being able to study remotely was such a blessing, as it allowed me to work full-time, gaining relevant experience in my field, while at the same time gaining the educational experience and credential I needed to excel.”
Kevin Crawford graduated from Marion College, now Indiana Wesleyan University, in 1985 with a double major in Business and Music Business. Crawford attended Wesleyan churches most of his life, but he came to IWU to study under Professor Jerry Franks.
“I had a great experience at IWU, Marion College at the time,” Crawford shared. “It was whirlwind four years that fortified my work ethic, established deep friendships, grew my spiritual life and transformed my life.”
Robert Jeffery received his bachelor’s degree in accounting from Portland State University in Oregon. He then received his MBA from Indiana Wesleyan University’s (IWU) graduate program in business, and he graduated in 2006.
Jeffery was led to IWU because he was seeking a degree from a Christian university. It seemed to be tradition in his family to attend a Wesleyan university. “I was accepted for the Graduate Degree program by my Employer, the Defense Finance and Accounting Service, Department of Defense. I knew that future promotions or opportunities would be slowing down unless I showed the dedication to further education and willing to accept greater responsibility,” he said.
Juanita Benson graduated from Indiana Wesleyan University in 1996 with a bachelor’s degree in Management.
Benson was attracted to IWU because of the hours and convenience of classes. “I really enjoyed the curriculum, collaborating with other professionals, meeting new friends and how the IWU facilitators really cared,” Benson said. When arriving at IWU, Benson had a strong spiritual foundation, but it only continued to grow during her time at IWU.
Marisa Cardona graduated from Indiana Wesleyan University (IWU) in 2002 with a masters degree in Science Management. She completed her undergraduate degree at Cornell University in Ithaca, NY.
Prior to her time at IWU, Cardona served in the U.S. Army as a Military Police Officer, visiting places such as Dubai and Burj Al Arab Jumeirah. Later, she started working for United Airlines in Indianapolis.
Amy Rohr graduated from Indiana Wesleyan University’s (IWU) adult program in December of 2014 with a bachelor’s degree in Accounting. When she first began searching for a way to earn her undergraduate degree, she was looking for a college in Fort Wayne, Indiana where she could take evening classes, geared towards adult students. After speaking with several colleges, and noting how easy IWU was to work with, she made her choice and enrolled in the accounting program.
Rohr says that she greatly enjoyed her time as a student of Indiana Wesleyan. She especially enjoyed the opportunity to meet new people and get to know more about herself. IWU was also a part of giving her the push she needed to dig deeper, not only professionally but also spiritually. Through her religion courses, and peer engagement, God began to change her outlook. She had been sitting in the midst of a difficult season of life spiritually, and she says that “attending IWU was just what [she] needed.”