By Dawn Rauwolf
June 03, 2008
Photograph courtesy UAS Ketchkan
Shultz has been diligently taking classes since 2003. He says, "It's been pretty much non-stop from the beginning. My mom and dad have always encouraged me and they knew I'd do well in education. They are both here in Ketchikan, working in education as well."
Shultz has spent the last six years as a college student, and he says, "I am excited about graduating. I like what I'm going to be." His excellent grades have earned him membership in Phi Theta Kappa, the two-year university honors society.
The life-skills he acquired in the Marine Corps, coupled with his inner strength, have served Shultz well in his educational career. He relates, "Although it has been strenuous, I figured that I went to school before, took classes all day, and studied in-between, and I knew I could do it again. In fact, being a civilian going to school is a lot easier than being a Marine and going to school! The Marine Corps helped me with my ability to concentrate and focus on the task at hand." Shultz has utilized the distance-delivered courses offered through our campus and feels he has benefited from the variety of learning methods, such as the Elluminate online classes, of which he has completed fifteen credits.
Courage, one of the core values
upheld by the Corps, is ingrained in every Marine to carry him
through challenges. It is the mental, moral, and physical strength
that enables a Marine to go the next step and to lead by example.
Shultz will do well in his chosen profession because of his unrelenting
perseverance, absorbed as a child, and deftly honed in the Marine
Corps. UAS-Ketchikan is proud to foster Shultz, a respected citizen
and natural leader.
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