Marilyn Sappington BLS '15

Marilyn Sappington BLS '15While managing more than 40 housing units, Marilyn Sappington of Oak Park dealt with a lot of paperwork for her tenants, including leases, credit reports and employment verifications.

To help her manage her business better she wanted to earn her Bachelor of Arts in Legal Studies at Dominican University. She already had two years of college under her belt, and the Dominican staff helped her transfer her credits.

“From the very first phone call,” Sappington said. “I got the support that I needed from the faculty and administration.”

The flexible classes fit into her busy work and family life, and she was able to complete her degree in under two years.

“They really pushed me to new heights,” Sappington said.

After graduating in August 2015, she continued to manage her properties part-time, and was recently hired full-time as a Senior Deal Specialist with the Capital Markets Group at BMO Harris.

“I owe so much from the education I received from Dominican,” she said. “In my new role, I will be able to put many of the legal teachings and formidable critical thinking skills to good use while being a key facilitator of transactions involving multiple players of multi-million and billion dollar transactions.”

Dominican currently offers two fully online bachelor’s degree completion programs—the Bachelor of Arts in Human Services and the Bachelor of Arts in Legal Studies—as well as a low-residency Master of Arts in Conflict Resolution.

The Bachelor of Arts in Legal Studies is an interdisciplinary program exploring the American legal system from a wide range of perspectives, including economics, philosophy, theology and history.