CDU Judith StegmanJudith M. Stegman: Outstanding Graduate

Judith M. Stegman of East Lansing, Michigan, has been named CDU's Outstanding Graduate for 2016. The Distance Education Accrediting Commission, CDU's accreditor, honors an outstanding graduate or alumnus each year from its member institutions. Stegman is a worthy honoree, having attained a 4.0 GPA while earning her MA degree in Theology with a concentration in Philosophy.

Stegman, a CPA, owned an accounting firm in Michigan when she decided to pursue advanced studies in canon law. She chose to pursue the prerequisite MA degree in Theology at CDU so she could study from home while transitioning from business to full-time student. Stegman is currently pursuing advanced studies in canon law at the Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C.

“I highly recommend Catholic Distance University to anyone interested in pursuing a study of their faith," Stegman says. "The professors were of the highest caliber and always available. The coursework was challenging and the daily interaction invaluable. CDU provided a transition from the business world to the study of canon law," she adds.

Stegman's education at CDU not only prepared her for continued study, it has also provided new resources upon which she draws as she writes and speaks to Catholic audiences throughout the US.

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