Navy petty officer uses graduate program to help serve America

QUOnlineSpotlight_Gamble_Detail_Gamble1Xander Gamble’s work space is an old Soviet-era building with exposed wiring, a very slow Internet connection, tiny AC units and a hodge-podge of wood and metal desks – all of which is covered in a stubborn layer of thick dust. From this modest office, Gamble creates sophisticated communication pieces for military members. He’s also a part-time graduate student in Quinnipiac University‘s master of science in interactive media program.

As the news director for the American Forces Network (AFN), Afghanistan’s Bagram media station, Navy Petty Officer Gamble needed a program that was flexible as well as offered the latest in cutting-edge information, research and industry best practices to advance his career, which led him to Quinnipiac University Online. Shortly after beginning the program, Gamble was promoted to Mass Communication Specialist First Class Petty Officer.

“I feel that the Quinnipiac staff and faculty are some of the best that I have worked with,” said Gamble. “The professors have been understanding [during my deployment] without degrading the integrity of the program.”

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Categories: community and service, experiences, insight, leadership, recognition, School of Communications

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