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Attorney says learning can be fun
Occupation: Attorney, shareholder, Underwood Law Firm; part-time instructor at Amarillo College.
Where did you receive your education?
Amarillo High School; Amarillo College; Texas Tech University; Texas Tech University School of Law.
How has your education played a role in your life today?
Without education, I would not have a job as an attorney. Many of my friends are people that I met through school and practicing law.
What was your greatest educational challenge, and how did you overcome it?
When I started college, I was not prepared for the dedication and focus it would take. I started slow, but then tried to find courses and teachers I enjoyed. My undergraduate degree is actually in restaurant and hotel institutional management. Finding courses I enjoyed made college fun.
What is the value of your education?
It allows me to do whatever I want with my life. My education gives me more opportunities and options. Practicing law allows me to do something different every day, so I never have to worry about boredom.
What would you say to someone who's undecided about continuing their education?
Continue it. Decide what it is you would love to do and call Amarillo College and make an appointment to see a counselor. Amarillo College has almost unlimited options in educational and vocational programs. AC is a wonderful resource for starting or continuing your education.
When did you make education a priority?
In high school. I had some great teachers at Amarillo High that helped me realize that learning can be fun.
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