Limerick Township, PA
Completing a Personal/Professional Goal That Has Been Held for Decades
Kim M. Gaughan was a Support Analyst at a law firm when she enrolled at the University of Management and Technology to receive her Master of Science in Information Technology. Achieving her degree through distance education was an easy decision, affording her flexibility to meet obligations and achieve her goals.
Kim graduated with a 3.81 GPA in the MSIT Project Management program at UMT. She was inducted into the Delta Epsilon Tau International Honor Society for her academic achievement. A self-prescribed, life-long learner, Kim is preparing for the Certified Associate of Project Management certification through Project Management Institute. In 2016 and while a student, Kim and her family started their own business called GNG All Holiday Decorators, LLC. Kim has used the skills she has learned from her studies in every facet of her life, both professionally and personally. Whether she is managing projects and stakeholders, finding new ways to streamline processes or manage her own personal obligations, she uses the techniques of project management wherever she can.
Kim is active in her community. She volunteers for a non-profit organization, Philadelphia Area Great Careers Group, which specializes in career management for the unemployed and underemployed. As a Co-Chapter meeting leader, her goal is to be supportive of those during job transition: by listening, providing career management information and connecting job seekers to resources that might be needed.
"EDUCATION IS EMPOWERING! AS A SELF PRESCRIBED LIFE LONG LEARNER, I AM GRATEFUL TO UMT FOR SHARING THIS PART OF MY EDUCATION EXPERIENCE WITH ME. I LOOK FORWARD TO THE FUTURE AND ALL IT HAS TO HOLD. I AM CURIOUS TO SEE WHERE MY UMT STUDIES WILL LEAD ME."