While not typically top of mind as a go-to destination, college and university art museums have a common goal: to raise the bar for the academic and cultural life of a campus and its environs.
Scott Kilgore was frustrated. He had been a registered nurse for 18 years, specializing in oncology and emergency care, but every time he tried to advance his career in nursing administration he hit a wall. “After three years of interviewing and being told by recruiters that I was going to have to get a master’s-level […]
When Colleen O’Bryant pivoted from her job as operations manager at an insurance firm to start her own business as an herbalist, her training came with a steep price tag. Ms. O’Bryant, 40, didn’t make any rash money moves, however. She and her husband budgeted for her education, and she took the necessary coursework over […]
For Susan Golden, now 64, flinging on a backpack filled with books and rambling around the Stanford University campus in Palo Alto, Calif., for a year in 2016 was “like drinking from a fire hose,” she said. “There was so much to learn, so many classes and lectures I could attend.” She graduated that year […]
After Hannah Grey of Pittsburgh earned an undergraduate degree in interior design, she spent several years working for an architectural firm as a commercial interior designer. “I enjoyed it,” she said, “but it was definitely more of a desk job.” Then she participated in a workshop for architects and designers. “The basis of the program […]
When Catharine Bond Hill walked the campus of Williams College as an undergraduate in the mid-1970s, the “whiteness” of the campus was apparent. “It was certainly clear that there weren’t a lot of students of color there,” said Ms. Hill, who graduated from Williams, a liberal arts college in Williamstown, Mass., in 1976. “I was […]
Audrey Misiura’s education resumed unexpectedly when her son enrolled at Maranatha Baptist University in Wisconsin. “When we dropped him off, I was brought back to when I went to college,” says Misiura. “I was like, ‘Wow, I want to do this again.’” As her son settled in, Misiura, who lives in Minnesota, visited with Maranatha Baptist’s […]