My college social experience was limited because I was working full-time, going to school, and raising children.
My fondest memory wasn't actually when I was getting my baccalaureate, but was when my son and I received our Master's degree at the same time. We walked in the same commencement ceremony in 1975.
Dorothy Walsh encouraged me to continue my college education.
I had a great career. I worked at Long Beach Memorial Medical Center for 38 years, and 26 in nursing administration. I was a teacher at Long Beach City College and had the opportunity to speak at conferences in the United States, China, Taiwan, and even the Soviet Union to address nursing education.
Because I told them what a great school it was, my sons went to Long Beach State. John graduated in 1970, and James graduated in 1972.
Cal State means a lot to me. It was the foundation for my success in my professional life and life in general. Because of my college education, I had experiences in my life far beyond my expectations.
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