Student and Alumni Profiles

Neal Quick with Therapy Dog

“After spending 10 years in the Air Force, I was on my way to a medical retirement due to injuries that made me unable to deploy. The reality quickly set in that I had not completed a degree and I knew I had to commit to myself and not let anything get in the way. My last duty station was near St. Louis which had plenty of schools in the area. I also considered moving back to Florida and going to school there, but it wasn’t home and I had been away from my family long enough.

Growing up in Newburgh, I always viewed UE as the school you go to if you want a phenomenal education that will set you up for a great career. During my campus visit, I knew without a doubt that UE is where I needed to be. The admission staff, my student guide as well as faculty I met were incredibly welcoming and I was reminded of what I missed the most about being home, the people. I am grateful for my choice and opportunity to attend UE and can’t wait to see what the future holds.”

Neal Quick
Accounting Major
Transfer Student
Air Force Veteran

Emma Vassy outdoors

“I had it all figured out. I was going to a big state school that I always dreamed about to major in nursing. My freshman year, everything was going as planned and I was doing well; I had a 3.8 GPA. There was every indication I would be admitted into the nursing program; however, that’s not what happened. I was placed on a waitlist and encouraged to try again because there weren’t enough positions in the program.

It was devastating. It felt like my dream of becoming a nurse would be delayed or maybe not happen at all. So, I started exploring transfer options and discovered the University of Evansville’s School of Nursing direct admit program. To my surprise, most of my credits transferred, and I was able to start the nursing program immediately!

But what about the cost? I was sure UE would cost more than the state school, but I was surprised again. With the scholarship and financial aid I received from UE, I’m paying the same that I did to go to the state school.

My time at UE has been awesome. I’m about to begin my senior year and will attend Harlaxton College, UE’s study abroad center in Grantham, England, with 14 of my nursing classmates.

I’m happy that I transferred to UE. I feel that professors here want us to succeed. There is comradery and a sense of respect for students.”

Emma Vassy
Nursing Major
Transfer Student

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