"I quit school my freshman year to get married, but always pictured myself as a businesswoman. When my youngest started school, I decided to go back full time, but soon discovered I was pregnant with my fifth child. I was determined not to let that change things. I earned my bachelor's degree in accounting at 36.

When it came time to choose a master's program, I looked at other schools including Notre Dame, but then I realized I wouldn't be any better off there than if I stayed at Weber State."