EDITOR’S DESK: Taking education seriously, behaving professionally can pay

Published: Wednesday, May 7, 2014 at 10:07 PM.

Northwest Florida State College students Karen and Richard Strong are passionate about education.

The Holt area couple are working toward their Bachelor of Applied Science degrees, according to an NWF State spokesperson.

Despite having earned a number of certificates and degrees, Richard's going for one last degree — this time, public safety — and his wife, who already had an associate degree, will receive her B.A.S. in human resources.

 Continuing their education wasn't a hard sell, they said.

It's so true, Richard told the college spokesperson, that he has a message to young people: basically, stay in school, work hard and go to college. 

It makes sense.

United States citizens earning less than a high school diploma potentially earn less than those with additional education and certifications, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics' latest data.

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