Peter Greene grew up with a desire to serve others. As a long-time law enforcement officer, Peter had plenty of opportunities to do so. But he wanted more.
“Everyone always says they want to become a cop to help people,” he said. “I wanted to be even more helpful.”
After much consideration and more than 17 years out of school, Peter decided to return to college to earn his bachelor’s degree in public administration.
“I heard about Chancellor from a few people I work with who had gone there,” he said. “I thought I would try it. Online classes have been a challenge, but I’m learning.”
And going from in-classroom to online instruction does have perks.
“Online really fits my schedule better,” said Peter, who has a wife and three children to keep him occupied when not in school.
“But,” he adds, “anyone who says that taking classes online is easier is mistaken. I’ve found them all to be very challenging and well developed.”
Peter has been more than willing to put in extra time and hard work, especially for something he says has been a life-long passion.
“I have two uncles who were firefighters. I think I’ve always shared their sense of concern and desire to serve.”
He added, “I want to use my degree to get into Emergency Management, which deals with situations where people really need help.”
With Chancellor University and its many career resources, Peter will not only graduate this spring, but has obtained an Emergency Management internship that has led to even more long-term career opportunities.
“The school has really opened me up to other aspects of the field, too,” Peter said. “Things like human resources, budgeting, inventory – it’s still a business and an important perspective to have.”