About Me


My name is Heather Dickens and I have created this blog for a course I am taking at UA, CS 391: Getting Started with WordPress.  I am careful to blog things that are relevant and thoughtful, all the while learning the ends and outs of WordPress.  I welcome and appreciate feedback and helpful comments to any of my posts.

Professional Persona

I am a senior at The University of Alabama and will graduate May, 2016 with a BS in Commerce and Business Administration.  With the exception of 22 transfer credits, I have completed my entire degree through Bama by Distance, UA’s distance learning program.  I feel very fortunate to have been accepted into this program and currently have a 3.825 UA GPA.

Prior to my academic career at UA, I spent most of my years working in sales.  However, in 2009 my husband took a job abroad and I left my career of 16 years to follow him to Germany.  While living as an expat I found employment in inventory management and decided it was time to finally finish college.  My husband suggested Bama by Distance and the rest is history.  I was accepted to UA in 2013 and haven’t looked back.

We recently moved back to the states and currently reside in Athens, Georgia.  Living in UGA’s hometown, I take a lot of ribbing during football season.  Aside from traffic on game days, we love living in this community.  Upon graduation I look forward to the many prospects this region offers and hope to, as the saying goes, bloom where I am planted.

Domestic Details

We have two daughters that are still at home, and one grown son.  My devastatingly handsome husband, Danny, affords me a stay-at-home student/ mommy position which I cherish deeply.  I have two cats that I adore, Cupcake and Harry.  I am definitely “the crazy cat lady.”  Not only will I graduate in 2016, I will also turn 41.