Guy Guyadeen ‘12

Guy Guyadeen USF Success StoryUniversity of St. Francis alum Guy Guyadeen was only 17 when he came to the United States from Trinidad.

He wanted to enroll in college, but couldn’t afford it. Instead, he took advantage of a tuition-free program at a Philadelphia hospital where his mother worked and got certified as a radiologic technologist.

Guyadeen worked as a technologist for five years in Philadelphia before leaving the snowy winters behind for a job in California. His radiology career took him to various hospitals and facilities, and he eventually worked training other technologists how to use the equipment.

Guyadeen was enjoying his career, but he wanted something more—a degree.

“I always wanted to get a bachelor’s degree, and I started looking at places to earn online degrees,” said Guyadeen, of Thousand Oaks, Calif. “If I was going to spend the time, the effort, and the money going to school, I wanted to get something out of it. I found that USF fit the bill.”

Guy enrolled in USF’s online bachelor’s in health science program. Because he traveled for work, this program gave him the flexibility to complete classes while he was on the road.

“Online classes are not as easy as people think, but if you’re willing, and you put in the effort, it will not be a problem,” said Guyadeen, a father of five.

After he completed his bachelor’s degree, he left the company he was working for and began consulting. At the same time, he began USF’s master’s in health administration program. Having completed that program, he realized he only needed five more classes to have a MBA, and decided to “go for it” by taking one class per semester.

Guyadeen earned a perfect 4.0 grade point average through all of his USF coursework. He completed his third—and final—USF degree in December 2012.