Darlene Zigray is a full-time student and a full-time mom.

There are many reasons to go back to school. As a single mom, Darlene Zigray's two most important reasons are her sons. Darlene entered the workforce straight out of high school in order to obtain health insurance. When the recession hit, Darlene quickly found out that her work experience had elevated her to a job position level that exceeded her education. It became clear that a degree was the key to Darlene’s career stability and her ability to support her family.


Darlene started her degree path at Front Range Community College. There, her outstanding grades made her eligible for a scholarship from the Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society. With this scholarship in hand, Darlene enrolled as a full-time student in Regis University’s College for Professional Studies (CPS). Capitalizing on the accelerated learning formats that CPS offers, she is finishing her degree by completing two-years worth of coursework in just two semesters. “Regis gave me the ability to accelerate my education so I can get back to what matters most to me – my boys,” says Darlene.


Once Darlene earns her Bachelor of Science in Human Resource Management, she is excited to apply the knowledge and experience she gained as a student to the business world. “I would recommend this program to anyone interested in furthering their career,” she says. “I am definitely looking forward to the day when I am a human resource manager and I can share my experience at Regis University with an employee looking for advice on career advancement.”

Learn more about the College for Professional Studies’ flexible learning formats.