Hello! My Name Is…
Hello, my name is Christopher Wilmoth. I’m a Quality Assurance Manager in a fast-paced, high volume logistics/warehouse environment. I’ve been with my current employer for twenty years. I’m the proud father of sixteen year-old boy/girl twins. I enjoy watching sports, hitting the beach, and spending time with family and friends. Both kids are very active in school and travel sports, so they keep me very busy throughout the year.
What is your motivation for obtaining your degree here at Averett University?
After graduating from high school, I enrolled in college the very next semester. However, after a few semesters, I made the decision to forgo my education and enter the workforce full-time. I’ve always regretted that decision made many years ago. Many will say a college degree allows one to be more qualified, or possibly gain a competitive edge in the workplace, but personal satisfaction is motivation enough for me at this stage of my life and career. I feel the time is now right to complete what I started out to achieve almost three decades ago.
Why did you choose Averett University’s Graduate & Professional Studies program?
I chose Averett’s GPS program because of its many program offerings and flexibility. Through Averett’s GPS program, I’m able to successfully juggle family, work, extracurricular activities and education within my often hectic schedule.
Through Averett’s GPS program, I’m able to successfully juggle family, work, extracurricular activities and education within my often hectic schedule.
How has your degree from Averett University assisted you in your career?
The coursework at Averett University has allowed me the ability to enhance my managerial skill set. As a result, those abilities have benefited me greatly in my daily duties and responsibilities as a leader and mentor to others.
What advice would you share for current and incoming students in Averett University’s GPS Program?
Do not ever think you’re too old to further your education. Set aside the excuses, layout realistic goals for yourself, then … MAKE IT HAPPEN! A quality education will not only assist you on a professional level, but on a personal level as well.
What keeps you motivated while in your degree program?
My largest self-motivator is the ability to say, “I finally did it after all these years!” Additionally, set an example for my kids to follow. A quality education is important, no matter your age.
What is your anticipated date of graduation?
Averett University, Class of 2018!
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