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Father’s day spotlight: ASU Online grad successfully completes final semesters while juggling fatherhood and work

June 09, 2020 · 6 min read · By ASU Online
Instead, they can be found reading bedtime stories, pursuing full-time careers and going back to school to set a positive example for their children. This Father’s Day, we’re celebrating No. 1 dads who are juggling their professional and educational goals while prioritizing their families.

Some superheroes don’t wear capes

Recent ASU grad and dad Justin Sanchez shares his tips on balancing fatherhood while completing a degree program online. This dad is not only reaching his educational goals, he is also working to create a safer and more connected community.

Sanchez, a Phoenix native and father of two, graduated with a Bachelor of Science in public service and public policy with a concentration in emergency management and homeland security and shares how ASU helped him succeed.

Please tell us about your children

What, if anything, have you told your children about your educational journey?

What motivates and inspires you as you actively juggle parenting and online learning?

How has being a father impacted your student life (and vice versa)?

Did being an online student during COVID-19 help you remain on your educational path?

What are your aspirations post-graduation?

What is the biggest parenting lesson you’ve learned while earning your degree online?

What advice do you have for other parents who are thinking about pursuing their degree online?

ASU has shown me that I am stronger and more resilient than I thought I was. It has helped make me a better father, a better husband and an overall better human being.

Justin Sanchez

ASU graduate and father

Happy Father's Day

ASU Online is proud to be able to help working dads like Justin achieve their goals while raising a family. Happy Father’s Day to all ASU Sun Devil dads! We know your families are very proud and thankful for all you do.


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