Angel DeLeon came to American Indian OIC in 2000. She was a single parent with a plan to complete the Administrative Assistant program and pursue better employment opportunities. And she did just that. In March of 2001, Angel graduated with both an Administrative Assistant and Financial Services certificate. She was hired at TCF Bank where she worked for two years and achieved much success, including working her way up to Assistant Branch Manager.
After taking a few years off to raise her daughter, Angel realized she wanted to pursue further education and enrolled at the Minnesota School of Business. In just 33 months and while working full-time, Angel earned her Bachelor of Science Degree in accounting. She is now working for IWCO Direct in Chanhassen, Minnesota, and recently received IWCO’s President’s Award for Personal Commitment, which also came with a pay raise and bonus.
Angel thanks her mother for showing her the importance of a great work ethic and dedication to pursuing her goals and dreams; she appreciates her instructors who were knowledgeable, patient, and understanding of her needs as a student; and is grateful to her children for being patient with her busy school and work schedule for so many years. Angel’s future plans include attending the University of Minnesota to obtain a Master’s Degree.
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