Daniel Johnson is still reeling in from all the recent excitement that came with his graduation from McKendree University in Lebanon.
“It’s an honor, and I’m glad all the hard work paid off,” Johnson said.
Johnson was recently inducted into the McKendree University chapter of Sigma Beta Delta (SBD), an international business honor society recognizing students for superior academic performance in accounting, business administration, economics and finance, management and marketing.
“I was very happy to be inducted into the honor society for business, Sigma Beta Delta, as a graduating MBA student. How exciting,” Johnson said. “With about two years of classes to get an MBA, I tried to make the most of the opportunities to learn in each class. Since each and every professor at McKendree is of such high calibur, it made the job of being a student pretty fun.”
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The key to higher education success is to realize that in order to finish anything, you have to start, Johnson said.
“The funny thing is that it applies to everything,” Johnson said.
Johnson was also being nominated to be an awardee at the R.E.A.L. Honors Convocation for the MBA graduates.
“With an MBA, not only do you start to learn about internal and external challenges in the world of business, but you learn positive ways of overcoming them that not only help your company prosper, but help them become a good corporate citizen in the process,” Johnson said.
Johnson works for the Secretary of Defense, and while his work is a top secret, he loves to chat with new people especially while he’s working at the Habitat for Humanity Collinsville ReStore as a volunteer.
“A young couple came in a few weeks ago and scored 600 square feet of donated laminate flooring, and it was only $75 dollars... pretty amazing,” Johnson said. “I have worked with laminate tend to prefer the water resistance of the new vinyl flooring that looks like wood. But i was able to help them with some care tips for the laminate. You can't beat the $75 deal they got.”