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Amber Parsons (’14) decided to earn her bachelor’s degree from Gardner-Webb University when she realized she was bumping up against a professional paper ceiling. A self-proclaimed “Excel nerd” with a passion for crunching numbers, Parsons was thriving in her role as a staff accountant for Carolina Handling, a Raymond forklift dealership in Charlotte, N.C., when she applied for a promotion to supervisor. “My controller basically said, ‘Amber, I know you love this company, and you would be great in this role. But without your bachelor’s degree, the people at corporate are never going to allow us to promote you to supervisor,’” Parsons shared.
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Office of University Communications, "Degree Completion Program Helped Alumna Realize Her Dream" (2015). Gardner-Webb NewsCenter Archive. 1063.