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Students of the University of Houston. Houstonian 2002 - People. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. University of Houston Digital Library. Web. September 1, 2014. http://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/yearb/item/20875/show/20716.

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Students of the University of Houston. Houstonian 2002 - People. Houstonian Yearbook Collection. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. Retrieved from http://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/yearb/item/20875/show/20716

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Students of the University of Houston, Houstonian 2002 - People, Houstonian Yearbook Collection, Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries, accessed September 1, 2014, http://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/yearb/item/20875/show/20716.

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Title Houstonian 2002
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  • Students of the University of Houston
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Caption The Houstonian is the official yearbook of the University of Houston.
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Title People
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  • Students of the University of Houston
Caption The Houstonian is the official yearbook of the University of Houston.
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  • University of Houston
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Transcript Making the grade Senior media production major Sharon Hodges prepares for a career behind the scenes of the entertainment industry in her TV2 class. A returning student, Hodges spent time in the Navy and at other colleges before transferring to UH. Photo by Azel Agustin Back to School...Again Returning students seek new opportunities When many people think of a college student, they automatically picture a recent high school graduate with little or no experience in the work world, yet many UH students simply did not fit this mold. A large portion of the student body was comprised of returning students, those who have gone to college previously, pursued careers and opted to return to the university in search of new opportunities. Senior media production major Mel Prescott did not decide to return to school until after he found success in his chosen career. Once a mechanical engineering and fine arts major at UH, he began working in the film industry in 1980 and hoped that a degree will bring him even greater success. "I want to learn how to write and produce for the industry, so I've been shopping around to find the best professors and take the right steps to complete my degree plan," Prescott said. "I'm hoping to get into graduate school for the JDMDA program, which will give me all the background I need with the industry's legal workings." By his senior year, Prescott had been working in special effects for about 13 years and found that his knowledge of engineering and science from his early days at UH has been useful. He made the most of the college credit hours he earned the first time around and took 21 hours a semester to complete his degree plan as quickly as possible. His classmate, Sharon Hodges, had a slightly different attitude about her return to the university, but her ambi tion was just as strong. Hodges dubbed herself "a returning returner," as she attended a few different colleges and altered her career plans more than once. Once she began attending UH in 1999, however, her determination to earn a degree in media production set the course for her future. "My interest in media production was really sparked during the time I spent in the Navy. I was an interior communications electrician, and we did a lot of the things that they teach in the media production program at UH," Hodges said. Once an accounting major, she spent 10 years in the Navy and did contract work as an electrician afterward. It was that job that brought her to Houston, and eventually to UH. As a senior, her ultimate goal was to stay in Houston and become a production assistant, and someday, a writer and film director. Returning to school had been one of Hodges' goals for quite some time before she ever enrolled, and she decided to take time off of work to devote 100 percent to her studies. Prescott, however, still remained active with his film industry career, although he only took on smaller jobs so he could focus on his classes. Although both students had been successful in the university setting before, like many returning students, Prescott and Hodges felt a new enthusiam the second time around. Both attributed their renewed motivation to their previous experience not only as college students, but as working adults. by Cortney Martin People