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Business Alumni Spotlight: Mother/Daughter Duo Graduates

They say family is everything and that is just what recent online business administration graduates, Jill and Kaitlin Heindl tell us about their journey to get their degree at Beckfield College, together. While battling cancer, Jill made a bucket list of things she wanted to accomplish in her life, one of those was getting a college degree. Jill’s daughter Kaitlin was also looking to get a degree as a way to set herself up for a better future. Together they enrolled in Beckfield’s Online Business Administration Associate Degree program.

100% Online

Both women noted that the program being online allowed them to work while going to school. Jill added, “I liked the fact that everything was online and that I could go at my own pace. Which is huge since I had been out of school for so long.” Kaitlin also liked that the flexible class schedule allowed her to work at Mars/Royal Canin, a pet research facility in Cincinnati.

Support System

The Business Administration Associate Degree program at Beckfield typically takes two years to complete. The women credited having a strong support system and each other for helping them complete the program. Dr. O’kere, the dean of the Business department said, “When students have support at home or from their spouse or friends, that is when we see our students be most successful. Especially with the program being online, it is important that students reach out to their peers, form study groups, and work together toward their common goal.”  When asked about their favorite instructor and class, both Jill and Kaitlin said hands down, Dr. O’kere was their favorite instructor. Kaitlin’s favorite course was Human Resources, while Jill replied, “all of them!” One key takeaway Dr. Okere shared is, “to be better today than you were yesterday and let the rest take its place.  Know that there is no limit to the sky.”

Advice from the Graduates

Parting words of advice from our two stellar graduates:

Kaitlin: Once you have that degree in hand, you realize it was all worth it.

Jill: Stay on task and don’t fall behind. If you are thinking about going to school, I would recommend Beckfield. They are so helpful in every area. From enrolling, the financial aspect (especially Amy!!), to the instructors. Everyone is so helpful.


A degree in business administration can open many doors to new career opportunities. If you are interested in learning more about the online business administration program at Beckfield, just call 859-371-9393 or you can email us at to request information.