James F. Simms, School of Business
I retired from the Marine Corps in June 2004 and soon began a new position, and long commute, at the VA Hospital in Long Beach. I joined the vanpool program and regularly spoke with one of my new co-workers, Georgia K. Scott. Georgia was an MBA student at the University of Redlands, Riverside Campus and spoke highly of the program and of the University’s reputation.
Consequently, another co-worker told me that veterans who served after 9/11 were eligible for new revised G.I. Bill benefits. I did a little research, applied and am now a graduate of the MA in Management program. I’ve also been recently promoted to VA Contract Specialist and now report to a new supervisor—Georgia K. Scott (who also just got promoted).
We have a productive working relationship and personal relationship that I am proud of. I thank Georgia and the University of Redlands for the roles they played in this accomplishment.
James F. Simms
Program Specialist, Long Beach Veteran’s Hospital
MA in Management ‘11
Human Resources Management Certificate, ‘13