Sheenah Thrasher-Zamora is a U.S. Navy veteran who says she was "college hopping" before she finally found her direction in life. When she finally enrolled in the Business Administration program at Virginia College in Jacksonville she had just gotten married and was pregnant.
"My life was full of adjustment at the time," she says.
With the support of her husband Miguel and her 12-year-old son Jaden, Sheenah was able to complete her studies. Her two-year-old daughter Atarrah also inspired her to finish her education.
Sheenah also credits the staff and instructors at Virginia College. "Virginia College really wants to set you up for success. I would like to send a special thank you to the staff and professors throughout my entire experience," says Sheenah.
After graduating in March 2016, Sheenah is now the Assistant Marketing Coordinator at the Jacksonville Public Library. The job allows her to organize library event announcements and ensure that materials are updated at all library branches.
She also has her own business, Studio of Evangelistic Living Arts in Harmony (SELAH).
Sheenah believes that no goal or success can ever happen without having a clear vision that is written right in front of you. "This will make it much more of a reality to strive for," she says.
What advice would she give to all future Virginia College graduates? "Do what you are passionate about and don't worry about status quo. When procrastination faces you, kick it and run," she says