Hello! My Name Is…

Hello, my name is Matthew Miller and I am a student in Averett’s GPS Business Administration Program. I grew up in Midlothian, VA and have lived here all of my life. I work at UPS Freight’s Corporate Office in Richmond, VA where I am a Supplemental Logistics and Transport Driver Manager. I have two beautiful little girls, nine and four, that are everything to me. My mother is a nurse, and my father is retired due to medical conditions. I have two older brothers, as well as a niece and three nephews. My hobbies include golfing, working out, hiking, and spending time at the beach and mountains with my family.

What is your motivation for obtaining your degree here at Averett University?    

My motivation for obtaining my Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration is because of my two daughters, and family, and most of all for myself. I stay motivated in obtaining my degree so I can provide a comfortable life for my two daughters and myself. I am also motivated because I want to continue to move up at my company and strive for greatness, and by obtaining my degree this will put me one step closer to achieving that goal.

Why did you choose Averett University’s Graduate & Professional Studies program?

I chose Averett’s Graduate & Professionals Studies Program because I had heard great things about the program. My uncle actually attended the GPS program and loved it. I also chose it because it is close to home, and they have an off-site location where I can go if I ever need assistance. It truly has been an amazing program and the faculty and professors are really there to ensure you succeed, and the help and guidance has just been amazing.

How has your degree from Averett University assisted you in your career?

My degree, which I am currently still obtaining, is going to help assist me in my career through leadership, direction, statistical and analytic information throughout the logistics field that I work in. After I obtain my degree, I am planning to move into the Master’s Program in Business Administration with a focus in Leadership. With obtaining, these two degrees, the sky is the limit at UPS Freight. It is such a great company to work for, and when you work hard, you are rewarded. My goal is to keep climbing the ranks in management and hopefully one day, move into the executive positions.

What advice would you share for current and incoming students in Averett University’s GPS Program?

The advice that I would give to current and incoming students is to stick with it. I know things come up, and sometimes you feel overwhelmed. In the GPS program at Averett, the professors and staff really go out of their way to help make sure you have the best experience possible. Stick with the program and great things are sure to come your way. It is such a great opportunity for working professionals to reach their goals and be able to obtain their degree through a fast-paced, but comfortable experience.

What keeps you motivated while in your degree program?

My two daughters, work, and family all help to keep me motivated while obtaining my degree. Knowing that I am setting up a better future for myself and my two daughters, knowing I am going to continue to move up at work, and my family being proud of me. All of these things are what keep me motivated.

What is your anticipated date of graduation?

I will finish my courses in March of 2019, and I will be graduating from Averett’s GPS program with a Bachelor’s in Business Administration. I want to thank all of the staff and professors at Averett University. It really has been a pleasure working with everyone there.  Thank you, and Go Cougars!


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