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Graduate Profile: Tonja G. Beakley

Degree Information

Degree: Bachelor of General Studies

Major(s): General Studies

Minor(s): Human Services, Psychology, Education

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Extended information

Why did you choose Columbia College?

I chose Columbia College for the flexible evening & online classes that were offered to working adults and parents. Columbia College instructors are helpful, personable and very knowledgeable in all aspects of the class

What are your plans for the future?

I plan to teach in a secondary special education classroom. I feel there is a need for compassionate, strong and dedicated individuals who are excited about working with students. I share my own passion for learning with them. I’ve always helped many people of all ages and had an aspiration to help those in special needs, a more one on one opportunity for a better learning experience.

What was your favorite course, and why?

I can’t narrow down to one particular course that was my favorite---all psychology, human service, sociology & education classes were exceptionally interesting and I could assimilate well with these courses.

Is there anyone you would like to thank?

All Columbia College-Rolla MO. staff were so friendly & helpful. I want to especially thank instructors El Bolsen, Lenora Ainsworth, Teresa Stratman and Beverly Morris. I wouldn’t be who or where I am today without their kind words, guidance and encouragement.



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