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Attorney says learning can be fun
David Alan Corbin
Occupation: Artist and Art Gecko Studio and Gallery owner.
Where did you receive your education?
Williamsport Community College in Pennsylvania; Amarillo College continuing education classes.
How has your education played a role in your life today?
It has served as a gateway to better options and more opportunities.
What was your greatest educational challenge and how did you overcome it?
Having a full-time job, a family, and a desire to continue learning for future job opportunities and advancement. Continuing-education courses helped me fit school into my hectic schedule.
What is the value of your education?
I'm able to do the things I love now and not be tied to an endless, uninteresting, unchallenged job. It took many years. Stay the course. Day to day activities, meeting new people and the constant, creative process of creating art keeps me motivated to exceed my expectations.
What would you say to someone who's undecided about continuing their education?
Don't procrastinate. No matter where your interests are, be the best and become an expert in what you do.
When did you make education a priority?
In 1979. I packed everything I owned and moved from Pennsylvania to Texas. I knew for a "Yankee" to survive here, an education, a desire to excel and community involvement was key. "Move West young man," ... that was me.
What made you realize the importance of education in your life?
Being raised in a small town up North with limited job growth and opportunities. My interests and career desires were not conducive to the area.
Did you ever think about quitting? What made you keep going?
No. A loving wife and family are there in the low times to pick me up and keep me going in the difficult times. My father was very supportive of my move and wanted me to have the things that he was only able to dream about.
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