After a 39 year absence, Communications student Armanda Padilla returned to school. He's spent over seven years in the United States Air Force, Shell Pipeline, and the Union Pacific Railroad. After retiring, he's finally got time to pursue what he's always wanted: a college degree. Armando says, “Letting life get in the way is most unfortunate, but life does go on”. His interest in news media and photography has contributed to his success as a student. Armando will graduate in December 2016.