#WhyIChoseEducation: Shannon Hines

As part of Celebrating 90 Years of NC State Education, we asked you to share your stories of why you chose education and why you love the NC State College of Education. Below is one of the many stories we received demonstrating how we’re leading the way in education in North Carolina and beyond.

Name: Shannon Hines
Graduation Year:
 2011
Program: Master of Arts in Teaching
Career Role & Responsibilities:  I am currently employed at Dude Solutions Inc. I am a senior implementation specialist. I specifically work with Hospitals to get them up and running with our products focusing on their compliance needs. I also develop curriculum and teach courses on our products both virtually and in person.

Why did you enter the field of education?
I wanted to make a difference. I love history and learning and I wanted to get others as excited as I had been. Much of that had come from educators that made history come alive and fun to learn.

Why did you choose to earn your degree from the NC State College of Education?
I had gone to a small school for my undergraduate degree so I wanted to experience what a large school had to offer. NC State came with a great reputation so it seemed like a good fit.