September 22, 2023

Learning Partner Student Spotlight: John Huck

We recently interviewed John Huck, the director of food & nutrition at Highland Community Hospital, which is a CSU Learning Partner located in Picayune, Mississippi. Huck has a solid 17 years of management experience with 5 of those being in the healthcare industry. He describes his studies as contributing to his leadership skills and even providing him with a deeper understanding of upper management, finance, and human resources.

One of his hobbies is to spend time playing the drums, which he taught himself before joining and playing in a band for the past 7 years. However, his best times are spent with his lovely wife and two children.

His advice to students is to “keep going! There were several times when I wondered if I would be able to complete my degree. Working full-time and raising a family can be overwhelming, but I was able to break each week down by each assignment and set deadlines, which helped me to be successful.”

Huck adds, “in addition, turn in the best possible work you can do. There were occasions when I wanted to cut corners or skip an assignment, but felt it would not be right so I would spend the extra two or three hours to make sure the work I turned in was the best I could do and the end result was excellent grades.”