Author and CCU Graduate AimeeAnn Blythe
We received exciting news from one of our graduates! Author AimeeAnn Blythe is happy to announce the publication of her first short story in the new book – Chicken Soup for the Soul: The Joy of Christmas. Congratulations AimeeAnn! (Pictured to the right at a recent book signing)
After her graduation from California Coast University in 2011 with a Bachelor of Science in Health Care Administration degree, AimeeAnn decided it was finally time to pursue her lifelong dream of becoming a published author.
When asked about how earning her degree with CCU helped her in her writing career, she told us that writing those essays helped to prepare her for writing both her short stories, and then beginning her first novel.
She also had this to say about the advice she would give to other students, “Education is an asset--no matter what your age. Work toward what you are passionate about and you'll be happier.” We like that positive attitude. She continues on to say the key is to “do the research & formulate a road map for your goals, adjusting for any life changes along the way.” We agree that staying flexible when completing a self-paced educational program is paramount to successfully reaching your goals.
Finally, when we asked what she enjoyed most about earning her degree with CCU, AimeeAnn told us it was, “The people I came in contact with and the degree program really fit my needs. I got a good feeling when I spoke to the people in admissions, which was very important to me since they were my first contact.” She continued to tell us she found the faculty very accessible and always willing to help. She also mentioned one of CCU’s Student Success Advisors who supported her along the way, “She was always pleasant and enthusiastic & truly wants the student to succeed!”
In closing, we’d like to thank AimeeAnn Blythe for her kind words and for taking the time to provide insight on her experiences and thoughts on California Coast University. We wish you great success with your new career as an author!
For more information on AimeeAnn Blythe’s story in the new book Chicken Soup for the Soul: The Joy of Christmas: Click here.