Carole Thomas credits Terra State as the transition to her next chapter.
Thomas, from Fremont, graduated from Terra State in 2007 with an Associated of Applied Business in business management. She joined the U.S. Army after high school and served a total of eight years before moving back to Fremont, where she wanted to raise her children. After some time away, she recently moved back again to be closer to her children and grandchildren.
After Terra State, she received her Bachelor of Business Administration from Tiffin University in 2009 by taking classes on Terra State’s campus on Monday nights. She also received a Master of Science in Organizational and Human Resource Development from Abilene Christian University. Currently, she is in the process of completing her Doctor of Educational Leadership with minors in conflict management and emerging technologies.
During her studies, Thomas works as an online independent contractor, teaching English to children. She previously worked for seven years at Fort Knox in Kentucky as a facilitator for transitioning service members. Working with people and helping them realize their potential is what sparked Thomas’ interest in her career.