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Steven Kennemore is recognized for receiving his Bachelor of Religious Studies degree at 2016 Commencement, pictured between President Fincher and Darryl Ammon.
Steven Kennemore is recognized for receiving his Bachelor of Religious Studies degree at 2016 Commencement, pictured between President Fincher and Darryl Ammon.

Sergeant Steven Kennemore, a deputy sheriff in Audrain County, Missouri, was taking classes at another college when he heard about our online degree program.  Here is how he decided to enroll at Central:     

“I found out about Central during Nationwide Youth Roundup.  The youth minister at my home church at the time was going to Central.  I began to ask him about Central’s online classes.  I chose Central’s online program because I knew it was a solid school where I could pursue a degree and grow closer to God at the same time.”

Even though he only lives 40 minutes from campus, online education worked for Steven’s family because of his work hours.  He was also able to step away from the computer and spend time with his family and then get back to his school work.  He admits some days were harder than others.  Steven commented, “Most of my program was Bible courses, so that made things a lot easier because I was encouraged by God’s word as I had to balance everything.”   

He described the online experience like this:

“Each class has provided me with new ideas and approaches.  The classes have helped with my own personal studies as well as telling others about God. Although the online setting did not provide the same type of relationship with the professors, they all did a very good job during this online experience.  Some even went out of their way before class started to call, get to know me, and explain the class.  They also made themselves available for questions by email or phone call.  The online experience at Central is a very good choice.  I would encourage someone right out of high school to look at the campus environment.  At the same time, the online experience is very good.”

Steven and his wife Sarah are the parents of two daughters, and their family attends Southside Christian Church in Mexico, Missouri.  His wife, who also earned an online degree from Central, is the youth minister there. He assists in her ministry as a volunteer at the church, using his education at Central “to help point youth in the right direction.”   

More information about our online degree programs can be found here.

Read more posts from our June-September 2016 Edition of theTorch.

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