The Life And Accomplishments Of Joseph T. Gray

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My most meaningful achievement was the birth of my children. Joseph T. Gray (21) and Joezette T. Gray (18). The world revolved around my children. My life passion was to give them unconditional love and my full attention as a parent. Unfortunately I allowed my devotion to my children to stop the passions I had for my professional dreams. I met my then husband while I was in my last year of Community College of Philadelphia, and finished my Associate degree in Early Childhood Education. But instead of transferring to a 4 year college to complete my Bachelors, I decided to get married and start our family. Putting my dreams on hold. Fast forward 25 years later after the recent loss of my Job of 17 years, and recent divorce from my husband I am …show more content…
And from an early age he knew this was what he wanted to do. And despite a diagnosis of ADHD, he was determined to start his dreams early. During his 11th and 12th grade year he decided to attend two schools simultaneously, to start learning collision early. Joey attended Cheltenham High School, and studied collision at Eastern Tech. Although it was a struggle at times. He was determined to have a jump start on his career by studying in his field before he finished high school. And that he did. He received his high school diploma, and several certifications in collision from Eastern Tech that June. Making his transition to Automotive Training Center after graduation smooth. While Joey was attending Eastern Tech in High School, he would always pass Collision Care on Eastern Road. He became very excited about one day working at a company like Collision Care. By his 12th grade year he was telling everyone that he would work for that company one day. When he graduated from ATC January 2016, he applied for collision positions at several collision shops in the area. When no one was calling him back right away he decided to visit the shop he had dreamed of working at. Well to make a long story short, he was offered a Job at Collision Care as a collision Tech and wakes up every day excited about his …show more content…
Working in the finance industry as a Manager/AVP for over 17 years has given me a lot of skills. But after losing my job December 2014, spending a year taking care of my dad, and the last 11 months looking for a job with no job offers. It was clear to me that trying to transition from banking, is hard without a 4 year degree. So I had to think what area of my job I enjoyed the most, what would I be most passionate about. After praying, thinking, and seeking advice I realized I enjoyed the employee development part of my job the most. Recruiting, coaching, developing and much more. If you think about it, it’s what I did in parenting my children. I consistently coached and developed my children in their post career process. It something I loved doing on the job, and with my children.
This is why I am applying for this scholarship. To not only tell my children, but show my children. Lead by example. Your college has been helping adults go back to school and achieve their dreams for many years. “150 years of putting adult learners first to get the degree they need for careers they deserve”. And I look forward to being yet another adult who has made their dreams come true at Peirce College. I truly appreciate the committee’s time in evaluating my application for the President’s Scholarship Competition, and giving me the opportunity to tell my story. I look forward to hearing from you

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