With an education from Ranken and a degree in Architectural Technology, Earnestina Fields was able to teach her coworkers a thing or two.

“Ranken has prepared me for the software I use in my field,” Earnestina says. “It also allowed me to bring in skills that my coworkers didn’t know, and I was able to teach them new things.”
Fields is now a drafting technician at Wallace Architects, where her boss speaks highly of Fields’ work ethic.

“Earnie has been a great addition to our drafting team since she started with Wallace Architects,” said Mike Kleffner, Project Manager and Co-founder of Wallace Architects. “She finishes her work with high quality and precision, time and time again, and is able to work on several different types of projects simultaneously without missing a beat. We are lucky to have her as part of our team and grateful for her solid drafting education that she received at Ranken.”

In addition to receiving her education from Ranken, Fields also made a meaningful connection to the St. Louis campus. In June of 2019, she married her sweetheart and fellow Ranken student Andrew Fields right on campus.

“All four years were great,” she says. “But my favorite memory was marrying my now husband on the St. Louis campus where we met.”