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SAN DIEGO, Feb. 14, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Burnita Bluitt has been named Ashford University's Outstanding Alum of the Month for February 2018. The Ashford University Outstanding Alum of the Month recognition highlights Ashford success stories and graduates who have used their Ashford education as a springboard to personal and professional achievement.
Bluitt retired early from a career that included jobs at some of the most prestigious companies in the U.S. before finding Ashford University and her passion for writing.
After high school, she got an associate degree and started working toward her bachelor's at San Francisco State, but when life got in the way after her junior year—namely work and marriage—she tabled her education to work in human resources management and as an executive assistant, going from McKinsey & Company, to Merrill Lynch, and finally Google, which she describes as an "incredible experience."
"I always wanted to go back [to college], but I just kept working and never really got a chance, taking a class here and there," she says.
Retired at 50 in 2009, she finally found the time to pick up where she left off.
It was during her studies toward a bachelor's degree in history at Ashford that she discovered she liked to write. So after graduating in 2010, she started going to writing conferences, taking writing seminars, going to writing classes, and in 2014 self-published her own romantic suspense novel, "Quiver of the Pure Heart."
"When I was at Ashford—you know, you do so many academic papers—I discovered that I liked writing," she says. "I was writing so much, and I learned how to do research and it really contributed to writing the book."
To read more of Bluitt's story, visit https://www.ashford.edu/online-learning-experience/student-success-stories/burnita-bluitt.
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