Ricky Tan, 30, is a father of three and first-generation college graduate. After dropping out of high school, he faced 10-15 years in jail for a serious offense. Determined to show the judge he was changing his ways, he enrolled in a degree program but put his education on hold after receiving probation. However, with a felony on his record, it was difficult finding job opportunities. He decided to enroll with SNHU to help turn his life around and be a positive influence for his kids. He got his opportunity for a fresh start by earning his bachelor’s degree and his felony charge wiped from his record in 2022.