Katherine-Elizabeth Armstrong

Why did you choose the SPEA Connect MPA program?

I chose the SPEA Connect program for several reasons. First, I am an IU alumna. Being part of IU again is like being home. SPEA Connect was also a good fit because until recently, I have been bound to New Mexico while my girls were in school here. I wanted to participate in a well-respected program and my only choice was to do so remotely. The SPEA MPA program in Nonprofit Management is second to none!

How has the flexibility of the online program helped you to balance all of your responsibilities?

The online platform of SPEA Connect has allowed me work and finish raising my children in New Mexico. I can study and participate in class from anywhere and at any time: At school where I used to teach, in the car waiting to pick up my girls from after school commitments, early in the morning or at night when residential classes usually do not meet, and even when I travel to visit my daughters who are now in college themselves.