It’s been a while since Shervon Verlaux was in school but now that she’s back she’s in the driver’s seat, and there’s no slowing her down.

Shervon works full-time as the safety director for a cartage company in Palos Hills traveling between terminals to instruct the drivers on the operations and policies in the transportation industry. She believes no one should ever stop learning.

She earned an associate degree in 2002 but knew she wanted more. So, she returned to school to earn the Supply Chain certificate, something that will help her better educate the drivers. She’s completed that certificate and now is enrolled in the Certified Logistics Assistant program.

“I will be better equipped to do my work and it will increase my salary. It’s going to open a lot of doors for me and my future,” she said.

Shervon has many aspirations and has the drive to reach those goals.

“I have a passion for what I do. Some people just go for a paycheck, but this is in my blood.”

While advancing her career is one of her goals, completing school is also about being a good role model for her two young sons.

“I’m doing this for my kids—so they can see me walk across the stage. I encouraged my mom to go back to school, and she graduated. I was so proud, and I want my kids to have that same feeling when I graduate,” she said.