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Winthrop Quigley

B.U.S. Class of '81
Staff Writer, Albuquerque Journal


I was in college off and on, mostly off, for several years once I graduated from high school. I was already pretty well established in the work place when I decided it was time to work toward a degree. By that time, I knew who I was, and I knew what I wanted to do. I wanted to understand economics and get a solid foundation in statistics and mathematics so I could continue my studies for a master's degree in business with a finance concentration. The BUS program was ideal for me because it was designed for someone who was well along into adulthood and who already knew what academic work was essential to achieving well understood, personal goals. I was raising two children at the time, so anything that helped me focus on essentials was exactly what I needed. I did receive my BUS degree and my master's degree. I had been a newspaper reporter when I started the BUS program, but I changed to a business career. I held several senior level jobs, mostly in the computer industry, mostly doing product development. Then in 2000, I returned to the newspaper business. I wrote first for the business page. These days I'm a columnist.


I love my degree because it was designed for someone who knew what academic work was essential to achieving well understood personal goals.