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From Every Walk of Life

Our students love sharing how ASUMH has helped them to explore their interests and discover the heights they can achieve. Hear some of our students discuss how their experience at ASUMH has prepared them for success.

Annette Pendergrass

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Even with six children at home ranging in age from 3 to 15 years, Anette Pendergrass knew she wanted to do something to improve her career. She was working part-time at Baxter Healthcare when she heard her coworkers talking about a new college opening in Mountain Home. She started with computer classes and as she finished a two-year degree in Business Technology, the Jonesboro campus of ASU brought classes to ASUMH for a Bachelor of Science in Management. After completing this degree too, with an emphasis in Human Resources and a new-found love for learning, she then enrolled in the MBA program and just kept on going. Pendergrass credits the relationships she was able to develop with both traditional and non-traditional students and the faculty as some of her best experiences at ASUMH.


“While I was at ASUMH, there was always a sense of family. I was told about LeQuita Foster in the Financial Aid department before I even enrolled at ASUMH, and sure enough, she was there for me and treated me like family. LeQuita helped me get over an initial fear I had that I did not belong in college.”


Currently, Pendergrass is the Human Resources Manager for a large manufacturing company in Mountain Home. She has been there for six years, and has even been given an opportunity to teach at ASUMH. Pendergrass has a lot of personal knowledge she could share with others who are looking for ways to improve their lives and offers this advice:


“always have goals in mind in everything you do. Plan for short-term goals first and once you reach one, replace it with another. Before you know it, you will have obtained your long-term goals!”


This lifelong learner is certainly an example how goal setting pays off!

Destiny Blacksher

Kristin Kite

Listen to this ASU-Mountain Home student's story on how she earned an astounding $78,000 in scholarships, and her advice to up and coming college students!


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