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  • Shreveport Criminal Justice Graduate Named "Degree Graduate of the Quarter" for Success As a Student and a Graduate

    Just a few short years ago, Yanina Allen, a single mother, was working very long hours and a varied schedule as part of her full-time job at a casino. She previously attended Louisiana State University for two years, but because of the demands of her job and her role as a single mother, she was not able to complete her degree.

    Determined to refocus on her goal of earning a degree in Criminal Justice, Yanina decided to enroll at Remington College - Shreveport Campus. She chose Remington College because our associate's degree program presented a shorter alternative to the traditional four-year college degree programs.

    Yanina thrived at Remington College. Her instructors comment that she was always very outgoing in school and always willing to lend a hand and help others when needed. It was not easy to juggle a family, a job, and school, but Yanina persevered. She maintained a great attitude while in school, graduated in March 2010, and worked with our Career Services staff to find the fulfilling new career opportunity she had always hoped for.

    On May 21, 2010, Yanina started her new career as a Case Worker for One Church One Offender, a non-profit organization. In her role, she assists ex-offenders in starting over and helps them get on their feet after being released from prison.

    When she interviewed for the position, she was asked if she felt she could do this job well. She replied that she would give it everything she had and do her absolute best. She was offered the job because of that positive attitude and determination to learn and succeed. And, true to her word, Yanina has received high praise from her employers for the great work she is doing for their organization.

    Through her enthusiasm, positivity, perseverance, and willingness to give back to others, Yanina serves as a great example for our entire campus community.