Academic Support Services
Student Support Services
Catherine Guinto, April 2013
What is your name and academic area of study?
Catherine Guinto and my academic area of study is Health Sciences.
What inspired you to seek a college education?
I have always wanted to get my Bachelor of Science degree. I feel like it will open many doors even at my age. A college education can empower a person in many ways. Life challenges will always come our way and the skills one learns along the journey of college can put a person more in control of their future and can lend a safety net when life changes occur.
What would you say your motivation for succeeding is?
Although I love owning my own business, the idea of having the opportunity to reach out to other avenues of life is a real motivation. My degree in Health Services will give me the pleasure of offering my skills while helping others and making a difference in the world.
Do you have any academic achievements you would like to share, and what are some of your possible career goals?
I don't have any specifics on my career goals. I would like to become involved in helping with a cause such as cancer, diabetes, The American Heart Association or another non-profit organization. I feel because of my many years of marketing experience along with my education in health services, I could be a successful member of any team related to community health.
In as many words as you would like, please tell us a little about yourself.
I have been married for 26 years to Joe and we have a 24 year old son, Joey. Joey also attends WKU-O and will complete his Master's degree before I get my Bachelors. We have a dog, Mac and we live on a little piece of our farm near Richland, Indiana. I have owned a beauty salon for many years. I enjoy and appreciate every single customer that has walked through my door! If I continue to work as a stylist until I retire or if I use my college education to pursue another avenue of opportunity, I will implement my skills and college degree to have a positive effect on my own life and my community as well.