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Dana Hesson

What I do now: I teach Second Grade at Riverdale Academy and I’m also the Children’s Ministry Director at Fellowship United Methodist Church.

My work/job consists of: Teaching ALL subjects to second graders.

Path to my current career position (how I got from the past to the present): After graduating LSUS in 2002, I returned in 2011 to earn my elementary education alternative teaching certificate (TeachLSUS Program).

How I got to LSUS (or why I chose LSUS): I wanted to attend college close to my home and family. LSUS offered many different majors as well.

Fond memories of LSUS: I learned so much. I really enjoyed most of my classes! I joined a sorority my junior year, which was a lot of fun.

LSUS faculty who helped me: Too many to name! J Dr. Chengho Hsieh, Dr. Harvey Rubin, Dr. Debbie Williams, Dr. Pat Doerr, Ms. Candi Bagley

What the LSUS Alumni Association Scholarship meant to me: It was truly an honor to receive this scholarship!

How LSUS helped me succeed: Faculty members were always eager to help and give direction. Classes challenged me and prepared me for the career field.

Advice to someone who wants to enter my field: Take time to learn about your career choice. Try to job shadow with some who works in the field, or conduct interviews.

Tips on choosing a major or career: Do some research to focus on area(s) you are interested in. Or, visit the LSUS Career Services Center! Try to find something you would love to do every day.

My toughest professional challenge: Trying to find a career I would enjoy.

My toughest personal challenge: Trying to establish balance in my life – juggling family, school and work.

Successes (honors, awards, etc.) in my life: Beta Gamma Sigma – a business honor society

I’ve learned this from life: Don’t take the important things in life for granted!

What I’d be doing if I had all the time in the world: Teaching! J

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