Like many individuals at the beginning of their senior year in high school, Will Timmerman wasn’t sure which post-secondary education or career path he wanted to pursue after graduation.
Then he took an Arkansas Tech University-Ozark Campus concurrent class in banking, and suddenly his path was brightly illuminated.
“Two years later, and I am a recent college graduate with an associate degree in banking services, zero out-of-pocket expenses and no student debt,” said Timmerman. “I am working full-time with Greenway Equipment in Russellville while I pursue my bachelor’s degree in agriculture business at Arkansas Tech.”
It all started in Tracy Lewis’ classroom at Ozark High School.
“When I took Ms. Lewis’ banking class, it opened a path of opportunities I never thought was possible,” said Timmerman. “The banking program in high school not only taught me a lot of valuable everyday life lessons. It also helped me open up the start of a career. Very few high school students can graduate with money in a 401k, 12 or more hours of college credit and a full-time job that summer. Because of Ms. Lewis and Ozark High School, I was fortunate enough to have all three of these and it has set me on the right path to succeed in my life.”
Learn more about educational opportunities at ATU-Ozark Campus at www.atu.edu/ozark.