Alumni Testimonials

Heather Powell

, Class of 2017
I wish to take my education and professional experience into a new company.
Heather Powell, Class of 2017
Organizational Leadership

Q: “Tell us about yourself, Heather.”
A: "I am a hard-working, dedicated, fun-loving mother, grandmother, daughter, aunt, and the list goes on! I love people and I love to greet people with hugs. I am an avid gardener, reader, and animal lover. I also love to cook and enjoying great food."

Q: “What is your current employer?”
A: "I'm the Director of Customer Services for an online e-procurement, SafeSourcing, Inc. I have been with SafeSourcing for five years of their 10 years in business."

Q: “What was your motivation for pursuing your degree?”
A: "I’m passionate in continuing education and in becoming a better leader. I wish to take my education and professional experience into a new company. I also want to give back by becoming an adjunct professor at my local community college where I first began my adult education journey eight years ago."

Q: “What was the deciding factor in pursuing an online degree versus a traditional on-campus degree?”
A: "The flexibility of time for the online program was the best choice for me. Working full time, going to school full time, and being a full time caregiver to two adults is a challenge and life in the past 18 months was typical and through our family curve balls. The professors were flexible to allow me time to complete my assignments given the family health issues and my grandmother’s passing."

Q: “What aspects of your Norwich experience will you carry most strongly with you?”
A: "I will try... in everything I do in my life."