My name is Ashley J Newman. I am from New Orleans, Louisiana. For the last six years, I have been working as a Registered Dental Assistant in the New Orleans Area.I always knew I wanted to pursue a degree; therefore, one day I decided to enroll in Herzing University’s Surgical Technology Associate’s Program. I knew it would not be easy, but faith, determination, and a positive mindset can take you a far place. I faced many challenges throughout my tenure at Herzing University, New Orleans Campus.
Many times, I didn't know how I would obtain my degree with what seemed as all odds against a working mother of three young children while trying to provide the daily necessities for my family.The second challenge was balancing school schedules for my three children, work schedules, and not to mention time to study the material just seemed as if there were not enough time in the day.
Finally, I was able to maintain the different schedules with the help of close friends and family. Though my journey, my faith, determination, and positive mindset helped to reassure me that I would complete this mission in order to have a better future not only for myself but for my family. I am so proud of myself for obtaining an Associate of Science Degree in Surgical Technology from Herzing University. I know my educational journey does not stop here as I will continue to press forward with obtaining a higher degree for myself and family
Watch out for this “Degree Girl”, who knows where this journey may lead me.
Ashley J Newman, RDA, CST