While talking with Richard Church shortly after his graduation from ASU Online in December 2017, the sounds of his young children in the background help to drive home his message that it is possible to accomplish great things while still having the flexibility to be at home.
“I could watch my lectures when I needed to and still take care of my family,” he says.
An electrical engineering student, Richard’s ability to successfully balance family obligations with schoolwork allowed him to achieve exemplary academic performance, earning him the Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering Outstanding Undergraduate recognition.
“It takes personal discipline,” Richard says, when asked what it takes to be successful as an online learner. “If you get behind in a demanding program like electrical engineering, there is no catching up. You have to set a schedule and stick to it.”