"Personally, the education has greatly enriched my life and increased my ability to think logically and reason through situations. It has been an excellent way to keep an active thought process, even though I am growing older. Professionally, even though I am with the same employer in the same position, I have noticed that I gained a tremendous amount of respect when I gained the degree. The people I work with and for seem to respect my opinions noticeably more than before I earned the degree. This is gratifying, since everyone likes to be listened to and have their opinions respected. Either the degree itself lends credibility - and I think that is true to an extent - or I now have more intelligent opinions to offer, and people are noticing that! For both reasons, and more, I am glad I pursued the degree."
-Marcia Hauflaire, JD, 2003