Abbi Ranson completed her associate degree at Florida Christian College (now Johnson University Florida) in 1999. Even though it has been more than twenty years since she earned that degree, this past summer she was able to apply every credit toward a bachelor’s degree and begin her new program as a junior. She plans to graduate with her bachelor’s in business administration next year.

“I knew I would be required to take some Bible classes as part of the coursework, and that was good, but I wondered how it would benefit my business degree and career goals,” she says. “But our business classes talk about how faith is important in the business world, with a big focus on business ethics and leading with integrity. It’s shaped my perspective that my professional career can also be a ministry.”

Abbi was a stay-at-home mom for 14 years, raising her two daughters who are now 18 and 12.

“I wasn’t sure what it would be like to go back to school, but I felt like God directed me to Johnson,” she says. “I’m looking forward to seeing how I can use this degree for my future.”