Columbia Southern University recently awarded Nyasha Guion its Hero Behind the Hero Scholarship. Guion, who is currently stationed in Japan with her husband and family, is eager to pursue a career in human resources.
She plans to use her Hero Behind the Hero Scholarship to seek an MBA in human resource management to help other military spouses struggling to find employment. As for Guion, she rose through the HR ranks herself within the food service industry.
“I fell in love with the hiring process and building employees up. When you go through the entire hiring process from start to finish you really build a relationship with people, and it makes you proud to see people become better at their job,” she said. “This experience really made my decision to get this MBA easy.”
Guion hopes her degree will help her gain more opportunities in a remote career while she is deployed with her husband William, who serves in the Navy.
“Finding a remote position would help me with a stable career due to changing environments every two to three years.”
This scholarship recognizes the sacrifices made by the family members of America’s military men and women, and public safety personnel (firefighters, law enforcement officers, EMTs and dispatchers). Throughout the year, scholarships are awarded to the spouses or children of National Guard or active-duty military members or to the spouses or children of public safety personnel.
To learn more about the Hero Behind the Hero Scholarship, visit ColumbiaSouthern.edu/Scholarships.
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