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"The effort invested is the biggest predictor of knowledge obtained.” – John Rosner

John Rosner is set to graduate this May with a bachelor of applied arts and sciences from Eastern New Mexico University.

The Albuquerque resident chose ENMU because it was “low cost, online, and offered a high-variety of quality classes.”

He found out about the program by conducting an online search after earning an associate of applied sciences from San Juan College in Farmington.

“My favorite part of attending ENMU is expanding my understanding of my purpose and career choice through the continuation of my course work,” said the physical therapist assistant, who works at Presbyterian Healthcare.

“I enjoy biology and economics. I also like religion classes that deal with the implications of, and relationships with, science,” he explained.

Mr. Rosner works hard to balance his job and schoolwork.

“The online aspect helps, but working full-time and taking on 10-12 credits a semester will always have its limitations,” he said.

Mr. Rosner hopes graduating from the B.A.A.S. program will result in “more responsibilities in my current position and will allow for application submissions to graduate-level programs.”

His career goal is to become a certified orthotist-prosthetist, with job duties like providing care and rehabilitation to disabled patients and designing and fitting devices to help patients who are missing limbs.

He hints at the possibility of owning his own clinic someday.

The owner of John Rosner Photography used to work as a climbing wall instructor and baseball umpire. He recently got married.

He encourages potential B.A.A.S. students to not be afraid of taking classes that “might seem to be a waste of time. The effort invested is the biggest predictor of knowledge obtained.”