Brett Thomas, plus 50 student at Southern Arkansas University Tech discusses losing his job in January 2012. He earned his GED and earned a two year scholarship to the community college. He earned an associate’s degree and technical certificate in film and video, and a technical certificate in graphic design. He plans to use his education to assist his faith community. He said that going back to college was rough at times, but some of the students helped him overcome the fear of doing something new. He encourages other plus 50 adults to pursue their dreams. He attended Southern Arkansas University Tech, a participant in the Plus 50 Completion Strategy program, organized by the American Association of Community Colleges (AACC).