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SE Tech Student a Step (or 93) Ahead With Transfer to Bellevue University

SE Tech Student a Step (or 93) Ahead With Transfer to Bellevue University

By Dan Silvia, Communications Manager

Starting off on the right foot is great. Being ahead of the game is even better.

Lance Hubert was all of that when he transferred from Southeast Technical Institute in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, to Bellevue University to pursue his bachelor’s degree. Hubert brought four associate’s degrees with him from Southeast Tech.

“Bellevue accepted all 93 credits I earned at Southeast Tech! Transferring credits was a breeze,” Hubert said.

Hubert earned his Bachelor of Science in Business in 2015 and is currently the Payroll Coordinator and a Human Resources Assistance for Olson Oil Company in Sioux Falls.

Hubert“I am responsible for processing payroll for 200+ employees. I also assist Human Resources with recruitment and employment, personnel records, and benefits administration,” Hubert said. “I thoroughly enjoy helping employees understand their paycheck and answering questions about benefits.”

Hubert’s bachelor’s degree has helped maximize his value to the organization.

“Earning a bachelor’s degree has made me more valuable in my current position as well as open up potential opportunities for advancement,” he said. “I’m currently preparing for the SHRM-CP certification (a certification offered by the Society for Human Resource Management) and this degree was the stepping stone for me to be eligible.”

Hubert praised Bellevue University Adjunct Professors Jessica Bivens and Karl Hernes and encouraged other Southeast Tech students to consider Bellevue University for their bachelor’s degree.

“Check them out! Going to class one day a week made it easy to work full time while earning a bachelor’s degree,” he said. “I looked into one other college to complete my bachelor’s degree but chose Bellevue because of cost per credit and the in class option.”

Hubert was active while at Southeast Tech with stints in Student Government, once as Treasurer and once as President.

“Student Government was a great way to get involved at Southeast Tech,” he said. “Some of my favorite memories include co-hosting the 3rd talent show, volunteering at the Banquet, handing out water to runners of the Sioux Falls Marathon, and coming up with a formula to calculate type of pizzas to order for the monthly Movie/Pizza Night.”