By Robert Lucke
Kyndra Moore graduates with a degree in business from MSU-Northern this July.
For the Glasgow native, this has been an accelerated procedure considering that she first enrolled at MSU-Northern in 1997. However, she had been busy since she graduated from Glasgow High School in 1994.
"I took three years off and worked in Havre," said Moore. "I worked at Subway and at Northern Montana Hospital."
In fact it was the hospital experience that sent Moore back to school.
"I used to work in Management Information Systems which is the hub of the hospital computers," Moore said. "Then I was transferred to admitting and I wanted to work with computers or business so when I got transferred up there it gave me the incentive to go back to school and do something I wanted to do."
And after graduation, school still is not over for Moore.
"I would like to get a job in accounting or something in that field and eventually I want to pass my CPA exam," said Moore.
That will probably be in the Havre area since Moore's husband Brian operates a flying service out of Havre.
Life at MSU-Northern has been accelerated to say the least for Moore. Consider this. She averages 18 or more credits a semester. Average for most is 12 to 15. This semester she is taking 21 credits to finish in the summer.
"This semester it has been a little stressful," related Moore, laughing. "It is good to be going into finals."
Best thing about her Northern experience? That is easy to answer.
"I think it is that there is a one to one involvement with the teachers. That helps a lot," added Moore.
And the worst of times is the stress.
"I am married and have a three-year-old daughter and I work casual at the hospital and help Brian with his books. i have an accounting job at the business office here and I am a tutor for accounting classes," said Moore. "I just couldn't do it any more. Fortunately I have my family and they listen to me complain and give me support when I need it. They kept telling me I was almost there and that I could make it through."
Advice for others? Don't necessarily do it Kyndra Moore's way.
"I think people should take school at their own pace. Don't rush yourself. I wish I would have gotten more of the college experience," Moore related. "But I had to decide what was best for the family and anyway I have always pushed myself."
Moore did get involved in a student club, "Students in Free Enterprise," which she said really helped her fit business practices into the Havre community.