The Regional Route to Success
How Kathie Cesa's daughter found her path at Ohio University
Stacy Cesa Schindler, BSS ’01, BSC ’02, MA ’14, began her higher education journey as a traditional student—she went away to college, lived in the dorm, made friends. But when her family’s financial situation abruptly changed, she found herself at age 20 moving closer to home and working full time, but still determined to finish her degree.
Ohio University Zanesville—where, at the time, her mother, Kathleen O. Cesa, BSS ’00, was completing her own degree—made it possible for Schindler to finish her bachelor’s by way of night and weekend courses.
“It really was hard to be what was termed ‘a nontraditional student.’ I may have been a traditional student age, but I was working full time and trying to go to school full time,” she said.
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