JACKSON, Tenn. – Dec. 20, 2012– For the past several months, Keith and Karen Singer of Mt. Juliet, Tenn., have known the meaning of “busy” -- four kids, full-time jobs, and each of them working on graduate degrees at Union University in Hendersonville.
On Dec. 15, the Singers each accomplished a significant goal with the completion of their degrees. They graduated together during the fall commencement service at West Jackson Baptist Church in Jackson, Tenn.
“It’s exciting,” Keith said. “You don’t get the chance to do that very often. She’s worked real hard to be where she is today, and I’ve been working hard as well. So it’s kind of a celebration.”
Keith, the headmaster at Donnelson Christian Academy in Nashville, completed his Education Specialist degree – the first part of the Doctor of Education degree he expects to complete in 2014. Karen, who teaches Old and New Testament to freshmen and sophomores at DCA, earned her Master of Christian Studies degree.
“It’s been a team effort between friends and family and everyone helping us make it through,” Karen said.
The Singers said the education they received at Union was exceptionally beneficial for them in their careers as teachers.
“What a great opportunity for both of us as Christian educators to be at a university that holds the integration of faith and learning in such high regard,” Keith said. “It’s been great for us to be at a school where we can take what we learn in that regard and put it into practice in secondary Christian education.”