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Retired Army LTC Valarie Austin, Montgomery College and West Point Grad, Releases Her Debut Book About What to Expect and How to Succeed at College

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Retired Army LTC Valarie Austin, Montgomery College and West Point Grad, Releases Her Debut Book About What to Expect and How to Succeed at College

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Category: Accolades

Published: 2018-10-29 00:00:01.000

Lieutenant Colonel(R) Valarie R. Austin has announced the publication of "The Student's Comprehensive Guide For College and Other Life Lessons" by Vauboix Publishing LLC in September 2018. Austin's debut non-fiction book draws on her experience as a college graduate who has acquired four degrees from four different schools namely Montgomery College-Rockville, MD, the University of Maryland-College Park (her most recent), the United States Military Academy, and the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. With an associate's degree, two bachelor's degrees, and a master's degree, Austin has unique insights about college. In her book, she gives tough practical advice to guide high school, college bound and current college students about the discipline, skills and knowledge necessary to successfully graduate from college on time. Austin also offers why earning a college degree is important for young adults specifically to gain higher earnings, better career opportunities/satisfaction, greater problem-solving abilities, and a better standard of living. The book is available on For more information, see LTC(R) Austin is a member of the Maryland Writers Association, Montgomery County Chapter.

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