Romel Alexander started working toward his bachelor’s degree in 1983, right after high school. “I had a lot of starts and stops. I kept saying I would go back, but life happens … a new job, a new relationship, promotions, marriage … Education falls down the list, and 35 years later, I still hadn’t completed my degree until I heard about Cleary.”
“My hesitation was not my aptitude or my ability; it was having the time to make a 100 percent commitment to be all in,” Romel says. “With my work responsibilities and my role as a caregiver to our parents, I was concerned I wouldn’t be able to focus 100 percent on my studies, and I did not want my routine disrupted. With the support of Cleary and how easy the school made the process for us, I was able to balance it all,” he says confidently.
“Anybody who is on the fence about returning to school, should do this,” Romel asserts. “Don’t give up on your dream. If you have the opportunity to go to Cleary to finish your degree, do it!”