Linda Horner: Liberal Studies

Alumna Focus

Linda Horner found herself over 50 years old and unemployed because continuing in her chosen field required a degree. Having previously completed more than two years of university study, she returned to VIU to take a Liberal Studies major, including a set of courses put on in Prague by Liberal Studies Abroad:

“The instructors and staff in the Liberal Studies Program supported my plan to complete my degree in record time by doubling up on courses. I worked very hard and learned more than I ever thought I could. It didn’t take long, and before I knew it, not only had I been to Prague to study, but I was taking another journey … down the aisle at the Port Theatre to get my degree. I experienced a personal metamorphosis. I earned my BA and have now secured a top level job with the government. I have broken out of the herd: nothing can stop me now.”