Nadia Threats sees herself as a goal setter—and a goal getter. As Director of Development for Perimeter College, she also has overcome multiple challenges along her path to achievement. This includes juggling motherhood and work while studying at Perimeter and, then later, while earning her bachelor’s at Georgia State’s Atlanta Campus. Threats says that starting at Perimeter College provided a firm foundation for future accomplishments. Here, she shares a little about her Origins Story in a Q&A.
Why did you choose to study at DeKalb College/Perimeter College?
GPC (or Georgia Perimeter College as it was named in the mid 90s) allowed me the flexibility I needed to attend school and earn my degree as a mother to a newborn at that time. Being able to go from in-person classes to online classes and back to in-person classes while staying on track with my degree track was important for me. After eventually deciding to place our toddler in daycare, I needed a short commute time for pick up and drop off. Being able to attend courses at multiple campuses allowed me to manage my time accordingly. I continued to work my way through school—attending courses full-time while working part-time and working full-time while attending courses part-time. Choosing GPC as my option for higher education was an easy decision.
What’s your favorite memory of DeKalb College/Perimeter College?
The level of care that the advisors in the Admissions Office provided held me accountable for my career track and showed me all the options available to me. This is probably one of my fondest memories. I also played soccer for a short term at the beginning of my time with GPC and it was a great experience. Being able to easily transfer my credits earned to Georgia State’s Atlanta Campus and pursue my bachelor of arts in sociology was a true accomplishment and I would not have been able to do it without my start at GPC.
How has DeKalb College/Perimeter College contributed to your success?
Currently as the Director of Development for Georgia State University Perimeter College, I’m an advocate for the younger version of myself. By working directly with people who want to be more involved with the college, I’m connecting donors, alumni and volunteers to make an impact that’s transformational for students, faculty and staff.
What advice do you have for current students?
Stand tall. Break barriers. Stay consistent. Use the resources available to you.
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