Delta College Helps Employees Pursue Their Dreams  — and Maybe a Ph.D.

By Ashley C. Killough

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"I had wanted to get my Ph.D. forever," says Ms. Hoffman-Johnson, director of the business division at the community college in Bay County, Mich., regarding a degree in business education. "But with young children and other life events, I didn't have the wherewithal to devote to it."

That changed in 2002, when she was accepted into the doctoral program in higher, adult, and lifelong education at Michigan State University. She used a professional-development allowance that Delta