Rocky Roy C. Marsh Jr.
Class of 2014 / 2013
Native of Mobile, Alabama, U.S. Army Air Traffic Controller, Afghanistan Veteran, Human Resources Manager, Toastmaster Director, and proud Trident alumnus.
I began my education mostly to prepare myself for retirement from active duty. Throughout my military career, I have always believed training and education to be a key pillar to strengthening human capital; so I completed my Bachelor of Science in Human Resource Management degree. I enjoyed the flexibility and convenience of Trident’s student platform, I immediately re-enrolled and completed my Master of Arts in Education: Educational Leadership and Administration degree.
After my commencement in July 2014, I turned my focus to my own preparation for retirement from active duty. The process involved countless hours of seminars, and professional networking. As a member of Toastmasters International, I often spoke on the importance of career preparation and education. In interacting with other HR professionals, we also echo the importance of educating ourselves, employees, students, and managers.
Almost exactly a year from graduation, I now return to Trident to pursue the next level. I have gained an appreciation for educational counseling and its delivery. Knowing where I want my life and career to go, I feel confident what is needed. In July, 2015, I begin my doctoral journey to obtain a Doctor of Education in Educational Leadership (Ed.D.) degree.