Valerie Forsythe Moore

Born in Sacramento, California but raised in Sigurd, Utah since the age of 10, Valerie has had a college experience unlike any other.

Valerie attended Utah State University after high school, but left to get married and begin a family of her own. Although she had every intention of returning to finish her degree, life got in the way. “I worked while my husband went to school, and we started a family. Twenty-six years later my children were grown and I’d started a real estate appraisal business, but I still felt that something was missing in my life.

That’s where Westminster comes into play. In a matter of weeks, Valerie will be receiving her bachelor’s degree in English, with an outstanding academic record to boot: Valerie has earned a place on the dean’s list every semester and will be graduating Summa Cum Laude. “With the support and encouragement of my family, I returned to school. I am very happy and proud to have finally attained my bachelor’s degree at Westminster. Now I feel complete.”

When discussing her plans after graduation, she says, “Continue to run my real estate appraisal business and smile.”

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