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Brad Brezinski, BSAST
"After completing the degree, I was selected for Chief Petty Officer, which is a great honor for an enlisted member of the Navy..."
Kevin Kernahan, BSBA
"To have some strategy behind what you learn and how you learn is very rewarding... you might as well organize your efforts in a way to get it recognized."
Vietthi Nguyen, BSAST
"As a military member, I am busy serving our country, protecting our freedom and serving my family…TESU was the number one pick for me because it offers flexibility..."
Aaron Bonniwell, BSAST
"Thomas Edison has helped me achieve my personal goal of completing a degree while I’m in the Navy..."
Brandon Starnes, BSAST
"I chose Thomas Edison because I think it gives working professionals a chance to get back to class and work toward their degree or their goals..."
Mandy Starnes, MSN
"My husband is in the Navy and we have to move a lot…Thomas Edison allows me to take my classes with me…it was very convenient for us..."
Jacob Klemm, BS
"I enjoyed taking classes from home and not in the confines of a conventional setting of having to sit in a classroom…it’s nice to have the flexibility..."
Jessica Galati, BA
"I received my degree completely online…the mentors have been very helpful and the interaction with classmates has been really good..."
Nancy Distelkamp, BSN
"The most important thing about earning my degree has increasing my self-confidence and having the recognition that I have my BSN now."
Tiffany Wasson, AAS
"I’ve always wanted to get a college degree, it’s just that when you marry a military man it’s hard because you move around…I’ve had a great experience at Thomas Edison..."
Tabitha Miller, BSAST
"Thomas Edison was the most military-friendly school we could go to…being able to take online classes and work at your own pace really helped..."
Christopher Steade, BS
"After 20 plus years in the military and combat medic school, I finished by bachelor’s degree. Step by step, one class at a time, anything can be accomplished."
Ana Gatson, MSM
"I came into the military when I was 18 years old. No matter what you plan for, you will always be ‘busy.’ You have to make a commitment to yourself… just take that first step."
Charles Thomson, Jr., BA
"My kids are very busy with sports. My wife is very busy with work, so it made it real easy for me..."
Yolanda Soto, BA
"Just because I decided to take that leap of faith to finish my degree, all these doors opened up..."
Corinne Rao, BSBA
"It was a 24-year course overall, but I've succeeded and it is the most important thing. It shows my children that I can do it, it shows my self that I can do it..."
James Hooper, BA
"It seems like I have been going to school for 25 years. Thomas Edison was such a great thing for me because I was able to transfer so many credits..."
Farzana Haider, BA
"I feel I am more competent now and that I can show my children how valuable education is. I'm setting the example for them..."
Herbert Coleman, BA
"I was amazed to see how many credits this college accepted... I had amassed quite a few over the years...It means the world to me..."
Barbara Becker, AAS & BSBA
"My experience as a student at the college was very fulfilling. It was a nontraditional way..."
Robey Reed, BSAST
"I looked at a lot of schools when I was in the military, and from what I saw..."
Maureen Hennessey, BA
"Thomas Edison wasn’t like anything I expected. It’s a great opportunity to go at your own pace to earn a degree."
Tanvi Kothari, BA
"Thomas Edison State University made getting a degree very convenient. Thomas Edison also offered..."
Jim Harrington, BA
"I never dreamed I would have my degree at this age. I thought it was something..."
Helene Loeb, BSHS
"Thomas Edison really prepared me to become a leader and interact as well as instruct and support the nurses that are out on the unit.."
Holly Pitti, BSBA
"I wanted to show my kids that education was important. I have five children and the flexibility..."
Maryanne Spatola, BS
"Finishing my degree was a tremendous leg up for me in terms of marketability..."
James V. McGuire IV, BSHS
"My father always told me he wanted me to go to college. My father never finished high school..."
Kristina Romero, BA
"...the best thing about Thomas Edison... your workload is whatever you want to make it..."
Ashley Pistorio, BSAST
"I wasn't really sure what I wanted to be when I grew up, but I knew I needed a degree to go anywhere...."
Rolondo Gorostiza, BSAST
"My experiences as a student were nothing short of wonderful..."
Michael Mendes, MAEdL
"I can tell my expectations were exceeded. The school did so much for me. It helped me get where I am now..."
Irving Cintron, AAS
"I have done everything online which to me was exceptional..."
Dailys Cintron, AA
"Thomas Edison State University accepted more of my credits from my other university..."
Peter Brenner III, BS
"I ran into a glass ceiling because I didn’t have a degree…Because the program is accredited, I could pursue my professional engineering license once I earned my degree."
Rachel Moore, MSHRM
"I work in New York and have a long commute so the ability to work on my classwork when I had the time provided a good work-life balance..."
Pedro Amaro, BSAST
"I have a demanding job and a family… Thomas Edison allowed me to pick me courses and that was best way for me to finish a little faster than if I went to a more traditional school..."
Tiffany Jenkins, BSHS
"The mentors were awesome. They were always available. It really defied my stereotype of what it would be like to go to school online..."
Dean Clemente, BSOL
"You come across a lot of different people geographically… that interaction added a great deal of value because I was able to obtain a different dimension and perspective from other professionals..."
Brian Fogarty, BSAST
"When I looked at schools, Thomas Edison really had the edge over all the other schools, even looking at private schools near my home outside of Philadelphia..."
Fakera Nazneen, MSM
"I liked the flexibility it offered and that the whole school is supportive of your goal..."
Winfried Dzandu-Hedidor, BA
"Some of the courses I took included Intercultural Relationships… for an organization like the UN, that lesson of how to communicate with people of varied back-ground assisted me a lot..."
Jessica Vaz, BA
"I loved the flexibility the school offered and that is what made me chose Thomas Edison..."
Joseph Bonefont, BSN
"I had gone as far as my nursing diploma would allow me to in my career. The online format fit into my schedule."
Robert Pelsang II, BSBA
"I was homeless for a few years after I become a disabled veteran. The ADA coordinator explained that there was an easier way. That changed my life… I’m now working with the VA in Newark."
Theresa Covello, BSN
"I have four children and now two grandchildren and I worked, so my life was always..."
Colleen Schenk, BA
"I was able to complete my degree and fulfill a dream that I had, while being able to work and care for my family."
Sudesh Joshi-Chhibbar, BSN
"Online courses are very helpful for busy nurses because we don't have to leave our home..."
Malik Rivers, BA
"It was a great experience. As long as you put the work in, Thomas Edison is the place to get it done."
Ursula Gowran, BSN
"I loved the flexibility of going to school online. It’s very convenient and the mentors are really supportive."
John Kurzenberger, BA
"Coming to Thomas Edison State University was the only way I could complete my degree..."
Cheryl Jefferson, MSM
"The experience developed my leadership skills much more than I already had..."
Saher Malik, BA
"Thomas Edison was very flexible and the professors were very accommodating and very helpful..."
Dexter Trotter, BA
"My inspiration for going back and finishing my degree was my daughter and my family..."
Towanda Edwards, BA
"I didn't want to be one of those parents who says you must to go to college but hadn't done so..."
Julio Hoyos, BSBA
"I wanted to show my kids that no matter what, you can do it..."
Benjamin Vonderreith, BSAST
"One of the reasons I went to Thomas Edison is that they accepted so much of my Navy training..."
Angela Gibson, BSBA
"In order to get back out into the workforce, I had to complete my degree..."
Anne Rudolph, BA
"I finally found a profession I was interested in and I had to have a degree within that field, so that was what inspired me to comeback..."
Joyce Serdinsky, BA
"I had to say no to certain things and yes to my books, and it was worth it 100 percent..."
Jennifer Consuegra, BS
"I think what I liked best about it was that I could make my own schedule..."
Joan Martins, BA
"My inspiration for returning to college to finish my degree was a personal one. I needed to finish something I started before I had a family..."
Patricia Stevens, BSN
"I finally had the opportunity after my children were grown to fulfill my dream..."
Kyle Robertson, BSBA
"My target was to graduate before my first child and he just turned 13, so I made it with some spare time..."
Michele DeNoia, MSM
"It was a wonderful experience..."
Tambra Butler, BA
"It was a goal of mine ever since I graduating high school 20 years ago...for my parents, and my dad especially..."
Keisha Patrick, BSBA
"Pretty much I wanted to get my bachelor's degree to pursue other opportunities and because I have two teenage boys so I wanted for them to see that this is possible..."
Mia Keay, BSBA
"I always wanted to get my degree but I started working right after high school and a certain point I realized I would probably not be able to advance in my career unless I had a four-year degree..."
Tina Smith-Jeffries, BA
"It was challenging at times... There were long nights, large cups of coffee but it paid off in the end..."
Hazel Gordon-Suppa, BSN
"It's about getting the patient care possible; the more knowledge you have, the better equipped you are to take care of the patients..."
Daniel Palermo, BA
"I had to take the time for my children to go college, which they have successfully done, and I felt it was time with the military's assistance for me to return to school and accomplish my degree..."
Victor Dent, BA
"It is very convenient taking classes online. You can do your studies over the weekend, at night or in the wee hours of the morning..."
Dorothy Withers, BSN
"When I finished my BSN, I felt like I had achieved another level of understanding..."
Gary Fassler, BSN
"I graduated from nursing school when I was 50, so it's never too late to change and to advance..."
Leslie Beck, BSN
"I chose the University because it afforded me that wonderful flexibility...The University made it a realistic goal..."
Daniel Burfeind, BSN
"Thomas Edison, first of all, is an excellent nursing program. The professors and all the mentors are..."
Allison Polanski, MAEDL
"I feel like I am so much better at what I do now then when I first started."
Vi-Anne Antrum, DNP
"I was able to understand and build on the foundation that I already had to be able to serve people better."
Frank L. Parker, BA
"When my youngest was born about four years ago, I thought, well look, I'll be insisting that he goes to college. I need to do this myself first to set an example"
Tina Matthews, MALS
"I actually started out wanting to just get my associate degree and before I knew it, I just started enjoying all the classes and then I just segued into the master’s."
Toni M. Terry, BA
"I am 67 years old, soon to be 68, and to be able to say I did this at this day in my life is just gratification for my own self."