College is also a day job for Rollins student Melissa Shank

College is also a day job for Rollins student Melissa Shank

This is the second in the “Pathway Series” of stories on Melissa Shank, an adult learner in Orlando who is pursuing her bachelor’s degree 20 years after dropping out of high school. Read Part 1 here, which addressed Melissa’s legal troubles during her 20’s and her...

Jeremiah Espersen: The Army sergeant goes back to school

Throughout the course of his 21-year career in the U.S. Army, Jeremiah Espersen got accustomed to being told precisely where to go, what to eat, and even when to go to the bathroom. So after filing his retirement paperwork earlier this year, Espersen found himself...

Melissa Shank is a late addition to the honor roll

As a teenager struggling through her senior year at West Orange High School 20 years ago, Melissa Shank never would have imagined that one day a “B” would cause so much frustration. “I failed math like seven times. I couldn’t pass algebra to save my life,” Shank said...

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