Jillian Purner, Business

Business student graduates as outstanding scholar at 18 years old GAINESVILLE, Fla. – In seventh grade, Jillian Purner was bored in her classes because she felt the pace of the curriculum was holding her back. Recognizing her potential to do more, she began taking online classes. As a result of that initiative, Purner finished ninth

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Ashley Nicolls, Environmental Management

Student takes online courses to travel and pursue dream of becoming park biologist GAINESVILLE, Fla. – The first time 27-year-old Ashley Nicolls visited Redwood National Park in California, she cried from excitement. “Everything was breathtaking — the skyscraper-tall trees and you’re immersed in the middle of them; the trees are full of color and the

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