Rebecca A. Eckland, TMCC
May 24, 2022 PDT
Shanna Hoffman discovered the TMCC Bachelor of Applied Science in Logistics Operations Management when she began to think about changing her career path to one that would be more conducive to family life. For twelve years, Hoffman had worked as a high-limit blackjack dealer. She worked the swing shift, which meant her typical “workday” didn’t end until 5 a.m. A former servicewoman in the Air Force, Hoffman had a background in logistics. So when she considered a new career, TMCC’s Bachelor of Applied Science in Logistics seemed like a natural next step.
“I was originally just going to take my core curriculum classes from TMCC, but when I learned there was a logistics program here, I decided to complete my degree here,” she said. Yet, there were challenges.
“It was extremely difficult, a lot of time the thing that kept me going was that I was setting an example for my daughters. Education is important no matter how hard it is. I would wake up at 2 a.m. every morning to do my homework and then taking my nine classes, and getting up every day and doing the same thing over and over. And every weekend, I was in my office doing my homework. It was a lot to juggle, and in the end, it’s been so nice to have my family’s support,” she said.
Another factor in Hoffman’s success was the support she received from scholarships. The Logistics Conference helps to support scholarships for students in the two- and four-year degree programs in Logistics Operations Management. This year, the day-long Logistics Conference was hosted at the TMCC Dandini Campus on April 29. Guest speakers included Vice President of Global PG&A Paul Eickhoff, ITS Logistics CEO Scott Pruneau and Associate Professor of Operations Management Dr. Ron Lembke, among several other industry leaders and experts.
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