For some people, school is a chore but for others, it’s just something they love.
Julie, sign shop foreman and Becky, engineering technician in Traffic and Safety at the Washtenaw County Road Commission (WCRC), certainly fall into the latter category. These two employees have been going to school for longer than they have worked at WCRC.
This spring, they celebrated another impressive milestone – they both graduated from Eastern Michigan University’s Engineering Management Program, earning a Bachelor of Science and passing the Associate Constructors accreditation exam. This accomplishment adds to their already impressive resumes, Julie has earned four associate degrees and Becky has earned three, all from Washtenaw Community College.
In 2015, they decided to pursue a bachelor’s degree together from EMU. During their EMU coursework, they took nearly every class together; including survey, structures and many more. They even earned their OSHA-30 accreditation during their program. Going to school and working full-time is no easy task but their competitive streaks helped hold each other accountable.
While they are relieved to have a break from homework, neither one is done with school. Becky has already been accepted into EMU’s Masters in Engineering Management Program; and after earning 262 college credits since 1990, something tells us that Julie won’t be able to stay away either.
Throughout this journey, both Becky and Julie took advantage of WCRC’s employee tuition reimbursement program, just one of the many benefits working at WCRC. This program exists to encourage continual learning and educational development for WCRC employees. Click here to learn more about the benefits of working at WCRC.