Congrats to the Grads! Profiles in Success—2015

Corey Wagner: Finding his way, making a way for others

Corey_headshotWhen Corey Wagner started college nine years ago, he had little motivation to graduate. “I had no interest in climbing the corporate ladder and that’s all college seemed to be—another credential that would hopefully get you a decent job,” he recalls. “After just one semester, I threw in the towel and decided I’d rather travel the world and simply work when I needed the money.” Corey, who has launched two e-commerce and amateur athletics sites, spent five years trying to “find” himself. He found an inspirational partner instead. As his relationship with his girlfriend deepened, Corey realized he wanted more. He wanted to create—and support—a family someday. “It was then that I realized a higher education offered much more than an expensive piece of paper,” says Corey. “It was an investment in my ability to provide for my future family.”

I’m now graduating from Georgian Court University with a 4.0 in Business Administration. My experience at GCU has been filled with opportunity and support. It’s one of those rare places where you hear less “no” and more “sure, let’s try it.” It’s this type of atmosphere that’s helped foster my newfound desire to learn and to create. My story goes to show that once you find your passion and an environment that allows you to pursue it, nothing can stop you from achieving great things. — Corey Wagner ’15

Next: Read about Denise Hill-Otto: A Study in Reinvention

 



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Corey Wagner: Finding his way, making a way for others

Corey_headshotWhen Corey Wagner started college nine years ago, he had little motivation to graduate. “I had no interest in climbing the corporate ladder and that’s all college seemed to be—another credential that would hopefully get you a decent job,” he recalls. “After just one semester, I threw in the towel and decided I’d rather travel the world and simply work when I needed the money.” Corey, who has launched two e-commerce and amateur athletics sites, spent five years trying to “find” himself. He found an inspirational partner instead. As his relationship with his girlfriend deepened, Corey realized he wanted more. He wanted to create—and support—a family someday. “It was then that I realized a higher education offered much more than an expensive piece of paper,” says Corey. “It was an investment in my ability to provide for my future family.”

I’m now graduating from Georgian Court University with a 4.0 in Business Administration. My experience at GCU has been filled with opportunity and support. It’s one of those rare places where you hear less “no” and more “sure, let’s try it.” It’s this type of atmosphere that’s helped foster my newfound desire to learn and to create. My story goes to show that once you find your passion and an environment that allows you to pursue it, nothing can stop you from achieving great things. — Corey Wagner ’15

Next: Read about Denise Hill-Otto: A Study in Reinvention

 



Return to our Commencement 2015 roundup, or contact the  Office of Marketing & Communications to learn more about our standout students! 

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