Kathryn Clark Beachy, B.A., M.B.A., has worked as a paralegal for over 30 years, and has been an adjunct instructor in SoPA’s General Legal Studies Program for over 25 years. She earned her B.A. from Louisiana State University in Philosophy, her M.B.A. from Nicholls State University, and her Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in General Legal Studies from the University of New Orleans. Ms. Beachy has been a Notary Public since 2003.
She has received Distinguished Faculty Awards five times over the course of her teaching career. She was named a SoPA Faculty Fellow twice, and has served on the General Legal Studies Program Committee.
Before becoming a paralegal, she worked in the banking, technology, securities, and insurance industries.
What are your favorite activities when you are not working?
Reading and traveling
What advice would you give to someone who's considering finishing their degree, or starting for the first time as an adult?
Never feel that you are too old to go back to school. You will find you are focused, it is easier than you think it is going to be, and you are able to bring with you a wealth of experience. You will be an asset to every class to are in, and will truly enjoy getting to know your classmates. Receiving your degree (either finishing your first, or starting your fourth), will give you a tremendous sense of accomplishment. So do it!
What is the best advice you've ever received?
The best advice I have received is one I share with my students. Besides being pleasant and persistent, it is this: the answer to everything is "it depends".