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Meet Debbie

DebbieHometown: Erie, Pa.

Major/degree: Accounting

Campus activities: Accounting Club

Interests: Reading, gardening and spending time with my husband, Mark, and two sons, Brad and Bryan.

Favorite book: Anything by Nicholas Sparks, John Grisham and Mary Higgins Clark

What made you decide to go to college as an adult? I wanted to re-enter the job market after being a stay-at-home mom and felt earning a bachelor's degree was the best way to get a successful career.

Why did you choose Penn State Behrend? I previously earned an associate degree in Electrical Engineering Technology from Behrend and it was a really good experience.

What do you like best about being a student here? I love the campus, the small class sizes and being around the other students.

What advice do you have for adults looking to go back to school? It is an adjustment. I think you will have a greater chance of success if you only take one or two classes to start with so you can get back into the habit of studying. You will not have as much free time so make sure you ask the rest of your family to help out.

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