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Charles "Mick" Jones - ADCP, Organizational Development Grad

Mick_Jones.jpgWhen people are looking into programs that enable them to finish their bachelor’s degree, Geneva College is attractive because its various locations offer proximity and convenient class times. Charles “Mick” Jones agrees that Geneva’s Adult Degree Completion Program (ADCP) is structured to accommodate working adults who wish to return to school, but that alone is not the reason why he chose Geneva. “I chose Geneva because of its commitment to train and educate ‘servant-leaders.’”

Mick, a police captain at the Beaver Falls Police Department, was looking for a degree that would develop his leadership skills and an education that he could apply to his organization.  With his position in the police department, the ADCP would not only assist him to increase his efficiency as a leader, but also foster his role as a servant for the kingdom of Christ. The organizational development major complements his interest in “learning what motivates organizations and the people that work for them.” With help and encouragement from the enrollment staff, Mick was accepted into the organizational development class in Cranberry Twp.

Although the prospect of returning to school while holding a full-time job could be overwhelming, Mick found that the ADCP was very conducive to an adult’s life. With various locations in western Pennsylvania, Mick had the freedom to choose the location that was most convenient to him. Because classes were held one night a week for four hours, Mick was able to attend class without missing work. He especially benefited from the cohort-style classroom of all ADCP classes — classes usually hold 7-15 students who will spend all 17 months of the program together. Mick feels that this personal setup “enhanced the learning experience” and “caused fellow classmates to gain friendships and support for each other.”

Now as the Beaver Falls Chief of Police, Mick is considering continuing his education in Geneva’s master of science in organizational leadership program because of his positive experience in the ADCP. His abilities as a leader, both professionally and personally, were cultivated in the ADCP. Mick urges those both in the program or considering it to “make a commitment to complete the program regardless of the obstructions, because there are no words that can describe the satisfaction one feels when you work hard and successfully complete a personal goal.”

- by Abby Cruse

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