By College Communications
HAYS, Kan. – “Discovering is consistent.” That is the overarching style Dominic Llamas, 36, has actually used not simply to his scholastic success at FHSU however likewise to his job and also domesticity. Llamas will certainly finish in December with a B.S. in Details Networking and also Innovation and also a focus in Details Solution.
Llamas’s trip to the beginning phase at FHSU has actually taken lots of one-of-a-kind turns. At age 18, Llamas was employed to do information entrance for the state of Kansas. His managers identified his abilities, and also he promptly progressed to an Infotech placement.
“Yet I seemed like there was something absent,” Llamas stated. “Component of that was my illiteracy contrasted to my peers that had actually finished education to obtain an opportunity at the very same task I had. In a feeling, I was honored this way, however I constantly really felt that there was something missing out on.”
Llamas acquired an associate level from Allen Area in 2014 and also quickly started an IT placement at Stormont Vail Health Center in Topeka. To maintain his scholastic energy going, he went into FHSU in 2014 however located that the moment restraints of discovering a brand-new task, a full time lots of university coursework, and also the needs of an expanding household affected his scholastic success. He made a decision to stop his coursework and also concentrate on his household.
Throughout the following couple of years, Llamas really felt the mild nudging of the objective he had actually established early of accomplishing a bachelor’s level. So, in the springtime of 2021, he resumed his level program at FHSU.
“I constantly worried with my children that if you establish an objective to do something, you’re mosting likely to complete it out,” Llamas stated. “Whether that be sporting activities or academics or club, or whatever it is. I can’t teach to my children that you must do something and also not follow up with it. To me, education was my objective.”
His children are ages 14, 11, and also 6 and also are energetic in songs and also sporting activities. Llamas has actually located that his capacity to manage a limited timetable has actually assisted guarantee his household’s advancement and also development aren’t affected by his coursework.
“I presume hectic is an exaggeration,” he stated. “I’ve had lots of early mornings where it’s like 3, 4, a number of times 5 a.m., and also I’m still attempting to cover coursework up and also go to rest for a number of hrs so I can enter into job.”
Supplying knowledge to future and also present FHSU online trainees, Llamas stated it is essential to review each training course curriculum. Without in person call, trainees should function more challenging to identify what is anticipated in their courses and also connect to teachers to obtain the required responses.
“You need to agree to find out brand-new abilities and also engage with individuals from various histories, and also most significantly, take positive objection,” he stated. “Often you require to take a go back and also agree to allow all these points take place. Have the ability to come close to points with an open mind.”
He stated he values his FHSU teachers that have actually tested him to fulfill challenging assumptions. Satisfying those difficulties, he stated, aids him not simply academically however likewise in his life. He thinks this is a manner in which teachers interact to their trainees their need for their trainees to do well and also master life.
Llamas is taking into consideration seeking a master’s level. An M.B.A. in Monitoring, he stated, would certainly assist prepare him for a future duty in administration where he can hand down his abilities to others to assist them expand as far better IT workers.
“Discovering for me is consistent,” he stated. “Even if I completed my bachelor’s, I don’t assume I quit pressing myself to get more information.”