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Hawkins (KYTX) -- A chance for working adults to fulfill their dream of earning a college degree.

"There are about 5 attempts I made to go back to school," Shani Scott, who enrolled in the new Jarvis Christian College Renaissance Program, said.

But now, 20 years later, Scott is actually pulling the trigger. Her motivation? Two daughters.

"They look up to me and they love their mom. I don't want them to have the attitude that they don't have to complete anything to get what they want in life, because fortunately and unfortunately, that was my story," Scott said.

Scott went to Oklahoma City University for a year and a half before she dropped college for a radio job. Today you'll still find her doing what she loves at 107.3, but after that, she'll be with other working adults pursuing a college degree.

"We're looking for students who didn't complete their degree for whatever reason. Life happened, and they had to make a decision to work, but they still wanted to go back to school," Dorothy Langley, Renaissance Program Director, said.

And it's designed to work with your schedule.

"The schedule is very flexible. We have two schedules: Tuesday and Thursday night classes and we also have Saturday classes," Langley said.

Right now 20 people are signed up, with more on the wait list coming from as far as Monroe, Louisiana.

You can choose between a Business or Criminal Justice degree.

"I'm leaning more toward business because with radio and broadcasting, there is a business side that is very important," Scott said.

It's not too late to sign up. There's another start date of May 1st if you'd like to enroll. Contact Dorothy Langley at DLangley@jarvis.edu.

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