Alumni Spotlight: Dannell Boatman
Why did you choose WVU’s RBA Program?
I chose the RBA program because it allowed me to use all of my undergraduate classes
to help me graduate quickly. I had many diverse course credits, so it was great
to find a degree program that helped me integrate them into a useful degree.
What would you say to a prospective student considering
the RBA Program?
Go for it! My RBA has opened so many doors. Having that credential is essential to
advance in most careers so why not pursue it through a flexible program that allows
you to shape the content and focus? The RBA program is very individualized. I
What was your favorite part of the program?
I was able to earn my degree quickly and use all of my past undergraduate work.
In addition, the RBA staff was fantastic! They are caring professionals who want
you to succeed.
If you had a friend considering going back to school that
was worried about the cost, or not fitting in at the University, what would you
tell them about the RBA program?
Again, go for it! Things always seem intimidating before you start, but trust me,
this is a worthwhile cause. It is an amazing feeling to receive your diploma and
know that you earned that. I am a first-generation college graduate, and I did struggle
some when I started school right out of high school. When I started the RBA program,
though, things fell into place. As for cost, WVU is a very competitively priced
university. That is why it is such a great resource for West Virginia students.
What aspect of the program made it convenient to you as an adult?
I liked that I was able to pick the classes I was interested in and build a degree
around my needs.
Where do you see yourself in five years? How did or
will the RBA Program make that plan possible?
I am currently pursuing a graduate degree in adult education, so I foresee myself
still working in higher education. Knowledge is powerful, and I want to help others
achieve their personal, professional and educational goals through their pursuit
of a degree.