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Hi all,

I just wanted to share some good news...

I just got the word that I was accepted to graduate school at IUP (Indiana University of Pennsylvania) for the Masters Degree program in Safety Sciences. I start June 1st. This program is totally online except for a one week intensive program each summer for three summers. IUP is one of the top universities for safety in the US. With a little luck and a lot of work, I'll graduate mid-June 2010.

I'm back on workers comp for a little while, but safety is one of the things I've proven I can do. (Besides, walking around with wires attached to my arm reminds others to be safe.)

Just getting into college again after over 20 years says a lot about my determination and drive to succeed. Being accepted to one of the top programs in the country says a lot about my abilities. If where I work doesn't want me, someone else will.

Anyway...Life is about to become very interesting!


Unfortunately I haven't been able to get shop space to set up the Big Foot again. Time may be an issue soon, but eventually I will. In the mean time, I'll content myself to stopping in every once and a while to catch up.

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Thank you all! The well wishes really mean a lot to me. It's been an up and down couple of years. You all have encouraged and motivated me in so many ways. I might have given up otherwise.

That is GREAT news, Pam! I too waited 25+ years to finish college and I found it easier the second time around. Another plus is that we're that much closer to retirement When we go back to work LOL


With luck I'll be working the entire two years I'm in school. It was one of the big reasons I worked so hard to get into this program. The fact that it is mostly online gives me a chance to continue to work while I'm taking classes. I like the one week intensives so i get to meet the instructors and interact and network with other students in real life.

I'm taking some online certifications now so I have an idea what I'm getting into. So far it seems to be easier than I remember.

Thanks again everyone,
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