Veunta Dailey
Student Success Story: Bachelor's Degree

Article Access Magazine Volume 18, Issue 2
Veunta Dailey sits in front of the State Capitol building

“I neglected school because I was happy making what I thought was a lot of money at the time.” —Veunta Dailey

Veunta Dailey juggled a new semester at Sacramento City College with classes that started at 5:30 a.m. and a full-time job. She barely passed.

“I neglected school because I was happy making what I thought was a lot of money at the time,” said Dailey, who had her own apartment at 19. She went from being a math tutor to an administrative assistant and worked in accounting and finance.

Dailey invested five years earning her associate’s degree in accounting, and another five years towards a bachelor’s degree in accounting but “made no headway,” she said. Her educational path kept drifting until the day her company shut down.

“I knew a degree completion program would help me to finally complete my bachelor’s degree and realize my true potential in real time.”

In 2017, Dailey earned her degree in career and technical studies at Sacramento State, an online program critical to her success. Today, Dailey, 30, helps manage the University’s bachelor’s degree completion program in child development.

As a program coordinator at the College of Continuing Education at Sacramento State, she recruits working adults in six counties and coordinates the program’s curriculum off-campus in their communities. And she coaches them to overcome obstacles and fears. “I want to help people realize what they can accomplish.”

Dailey is still on a journey to reach her potential and plans both a master’s degree and doctorate in educational leadership.