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Sopko Thrives with Flexibility of Online Degree

July 23, 2020

Jeramie Sopko didn’t start college until he was almost 36 years old. “I’m a non-traditional student,” he said. “It’s been both challenging and rewarding.”

In December he will be graduating with an information systems degree from Dakota State.

Sopko’s interest in information systems is based on the idea of using technology to advance a business of any size.

“The solutions that can be created are limited only by imagination,” he explained.

Sopko chose to attend DSU based on the school’s reputation in the technology world.

“It’s a small enough school for the personal touch in education, but large enough to leverage the cutting-edge technology towards their students’ education.”

In addition to attending school, Sopko is an employee at Huron Regional Medical Center (HRMC) as an IT technician.

Sopko recently received the June Exceptional Employee award at HRMC, after being nominated by co-workers.

He plans to continue working at HRMC after graduation, eventually pursue an MBA, and continue growing personally and professionally in the world of technology.

“I feel that DSU gave me the quality education that I needed to succeed as well as the flexibility to do it at my pace and on my schedule; all while working full-time and raising a family,” he said.

Sopko works and lives in Huron with his wife and four children.

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