EXCEL student juggles full-time career while pursuing degree

Every day, Tonya Horvath gets to practice what she preaches. Not only is she an admissions counselor for Huntington University’s adult degree programs, but a student at Huntington herself.

Both the small class sizes and the fact that they were held only one night a week drew Horvath to the program.

“I had been away from the traditional college classroom for 21 years, and was very nervous about attending college again,” says Horvath. “The class size that I started with was around 12 students.”

Horvath also appreciates how Christ-centered the program is.

“At Huntington, I’m able to comfortably share faith stories or issues I’m encountering with my professors,” Horvath says. “It’s been an amazing experience to pray and share with other students and staff.”

Horvath completed her associate’s degree in organizational management in 2011, and hopes to graduate with a bachelor’s in business administration in 2013. The skills she is acquiring, she believes, are putting her in a prime position to succeed in her career path.

“Having experienced other college classrooms and curriculum, comparing them to HU’s curriculum shows me the quality and integrity of this education,” says Horvath.

Horvath is able to apply the skills she learns right away with her job in admissions.

“It’s a blessing,” she says. “I can relate to future students’ concerns and questions, which enables me to help them make good choices, and encourage them to take the next step in their life journey.”