Student Perspectives

Not all ADP programs are created equal ...

Ninety-five percent of our adult degree program graduates rated their George Fox experience as "good" or "excellent."*

* 2012 ADP Alumni Survey (300 Respondents)

What our students are saying ...

"Excellent experience all the way from the first meeting with a counselor to graduation. Unbeatable educational support. This was far above and beyond the normal adult degree struggle."


"The satellite campus is convenient to those who live in the Portland and Vancouver areas. The flexibility of being able to take classes online as well as intensives made all the difference for me. The round-the-clock support from educators is unmatched, and they really really care about you."


Shaun Davis

When a fire destroyed Shaun Davis' family home, faculty, staff and fellow students from her ADP cohort rallied around her on a personal and spiritual level that paved the way for her success.


AmyAnn Edwards AmyAnn Edwards
Bachelor's Degree in Social and Behavioral Studies Program ('13)

“My experience at George Fox was phenomenal – worth every penny. It was a personal, caring, intimate educational experience. The professors are amazing, and all share two things in common: their commitment to Christ and their desire for us to succeed.”


Lori Nguyen ('11) Lori Nguyen ('11)
Founder and CEO, Diamond Group Marketing, Henderson, Nev.

"Earning my bachelor's degree late in life was a great accomplishment, and I am proud to have selected George Fox's online Management and Organizational Leadership program. It fit my lifestyle while I worked full time in corporate marketing. What I learned I am using today, from Finance 101 to Operational Management, in my own companies."


Jim Ferraris ('13) Jim Ferraris ('13)
Deputy Chief of Police in Salem, Ore., Police Department

“I work in a world of folks who are educated professionals from a variety of disciplines. While I am very experienced in my field and enjoy a great reputation, both locally and nationally, my confidence always lacked because I did not have a formal degree. Now I am more confident in my day-to-day work, when dealing with people and groups and when speaking publicly. Having a degree from George Fox makes me a serious contender to be a police chief, which is a career aspiration of mine.” Read more on the Bruin Blog


Darien Gutierrez ('10) Darien Gutierrez ('10)
Owner, Mt. Hood Hearing Aid Center, Portland, Ore.

“I can honestly say that I enjoy going to school and that I love my professors and classmates. The teaching style, the life-learning essays, and the cohort-style classes show me that George Fox truly understands the challenges faced by an adult learner. I feel confident in knowing that all of the staff wants me to succeed and is willing to help me reach my academic goals as a student.”

Note: Darien is a second-generation adult learner at George Fox, following in the footsteps of her mother Lynne Chartier (below).


Annie Beck (’14) Annie Beck (’14)
Store Operations Manager, Walgreens, Sherwood, Ore.

“As a seasoned management professional seeking to update the tools in my personal and professional toolbox, George Fox’s ADP program allowed me to find my voice, my light and my confidence again after being out of the academic world for over a decade. Along with adding marketable skills to become more ‘relevant’ in today's competitive marketplace, I was also able to shake off the dust and find my untapped resources and abilities that were waiting to be realized through the work and interactions I experienced in my cohort.”

William Stuckey

William Stuckey always wanted to finish his bachelor's degree. Today, he's achieving that goal, both for himself and to inspire his daughter.


Rebecca Bloomfield (’14) Rebecca Bloomfield (’14)
Executive Director of Saint Child, Portland, Ore.

“I really enjoyed my time at George Fox and was amazed at how well it integrated into my work and home life, even when pursuing two programs at the same time. Finishing my degree required significant dedication, but I am so glad I put in the hard work and did it. The sense of accomplishment I have now is wonderful. I was so privileged to be taught by some of the most talented and remarkable professors I have ever encountered.”


Regan Dugger ('10, MBA '14) Regan Dugger ('10, MBA '14)
Purchasing Manager at Spirit Mountain Casino, Portland, Ore.

“George Fox taught me how to bring faith into every aspect of my life. The faculty and staff at the Portland Center brought education to a personal level, making each student feel important, special and valued. I never expected so many people at George Fox to be invested in everyone’s success as a student. ‘Be Known’ isn’t simply a catchy marketing phrase. It’s the way every member of the faculty interacts with the students.”


Mitch Denision (’14) Mitch Denision (’14)
Rework Grinder for Precision Castparts, Portland, Ore.

“The necessity to finish my bachelor’s degree became absolutely apparent after eight years of working various dead-end jobs, taking random college classes and realizing I needed my degree to be competitive with current application pools. The professors were amazing; the support from the school was unlike anything I had ever experienced. The small cohort size helped to amplify learning and you had a chance to get to know your professors and fellow students.

“I would recommend the program to anyone seeking to compete a bachelor’s degree. One night a week, free parking, great staff, manageable workload, amazing support from enrollment counselors and a great teaching staff make George Fox University a great choice for anyone wanting to further their education.”


From the 2012 ADP Alumni Survey:

"The curriculum was well developed, paced evenly, and supported by great to decent professors. The workload was not overwhelming and combined well with my employment schedule."


From the 2012 ADP Alumni Survey:

"The program is designed to integrate well into a busy work schedule without being overwhelming. The assigned curriculum required good time management skills but did not keep me from enjoying down time. I earned my bachelor's degree in a short time and took a great deal of transferable knowledge into my current employment."

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