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Vicki Hinesley Baker

BSBA, Business Management, 2011

Associate Broker
Real Estate
Huntsville, AL

This is my UAH story…

I transferred three years of University course credits to The University of Alabama in Huntsville when my husband and I relocated to the Huntsville area for his employment.  After several years of stops and starts with my education, I successfully obtained a BSBA Business Management in 2011.  Let me explain… Although I didn’t begin “University Life” at UAH, it is “Home” to me.

My “University Life” actually began at Purdue University due to my mother working as an administrator for a group of successful research professors in the Chemistry Department.  You see, I had the advantage of a “reduced rate” for tuition available to families of employees.  Of course, at that time, I didn’t want to attend Purdue; I preferred to join my favorite cousins, who were going “away” to Bloomington to study Business Management at Indiana University!  Our family was divided, just as many experience in Alabama!  While attending Purdue I joined Alpha Omicron Pi Sorority, enjoyed college life, and married during my junior year.  My husband and I moved to California for his career, and I worked in retail and for Automatic Data Processing, taking classes here and there, while building my career as well.

When my husband was offered a position in Alabama, I transferred to The University of Alabama in Huntsville, and even worked as a Staff Assistant in the Engineering Building while taking classes.  My success was realized due to the help of Dr. Bernice Pitsis and Ms. Cheryl Plaza, and their dedication to guiding and assisting me toward reaching the goal of degree completion.  I managed a business and built a career while returning to UAH multiple times, before completing a BSBA at The University of Alabama in Huntsville in 2011 because UAH is just like “Home” to me.