Bonnie Carter of Bradenton persevered through many challenges in her life, from raising children as a young mother to overcoming cancer. Despite her resilience, Carter’s dream of finishing college and earning a degree in the medical field had eluded her.
In December 2010, Carter graduated from Herzing University, a FAPSC member school, with an associate’s degree in Medical Office Administration. She also received a diploma in Medical Office Administration earlier that year in August.
Carter’s road to success was not smooth. First, she dropped out of high school to care for her first child. She vowed that life’s struggles would not keep her from completing her education She earned her GED in 1973 and twice attempted to complete her degree for Licensed Practical Nurse at other institutions. Her family’s support carried her through her next obstacle – a battle with throat cancer. Carter endured several years of treatment before going into remission in 2005.
With her goal finally in sight, she was met with yet another challenge. While working on her second degree at Herzing University, her father lost his struggle with kidney disease. This time, Carter did not lose focus and credits her success to the support she received from her husband, four children and the caring faculty and staff at Herzing. Carter reached her dream of earning her college diploma in healthcare.