Meet Lacey: Working Mother, Musician, and Online Student

Lacey Barrett, 31
Dalton State College
BS Organizational Leadership: Healthcare Administration Concentration
Expected Graduation: May 2017


What classes are you currently taking with eCore/eMajor? 
Currently, I am taking Administrative Office Procedures, Reflective Seminar III, US Healthcare System, Reflective Seminar Capstone, and Public Finance.

Do you work in addition to taking online classes?  
I am currently employed full-time with Hamilton Medical Center as an IV Pharmacy Technician where I compound IVs for inpatients.  

Why is completing your college degree important to you?  
My education is important to me because no one in my immediate family has attended or graduated from college other than myself and my sister.  I want to give my family and my children someone to look up to and be proud of, and I want my future generations to follow in my footsteps. 

Why did you choose to take online classes?  
I have a busy schedule with working full-time, taking full-time online courses, being a mother of two small children, and being the church pianist for Spring Hill Church.

What have you enjoyed the most about your online classes?  
I enjoy that my classes are flexible and that I can logon to classes whenever I need to wherever I have an internet connection.

How would you describe the instructors you’ve had in your classes?  
All of my instructors have been kind and understanding if any issues arose, as long as the issue was communicated.  Test grades and assignment grades have usually been posted and updated quickly.

When you're not doing schoolwork, what are you doing?  
When I am not doing school work, I love to draw, paint, and spend time with my husband, my four-year-old son, and two-year-old daughter.  I am also a musician and a church pianist.  I enjoy playing music and singing with my kids.

What is something interesting about you that your classmates might be surprised to hear?
I was a member of L'Abri Symphony Orchestra for two years.

How and when do you make time to spend on your schoolwork?  
I work Monday through Thursday, so I spend my weekends doing school work.

Who or what inspires you and why? 
My inspiration comes from my children; they inspire me to be a better person by encouraging me to believe in myself.

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