Daniel Petty, Bachelor of Business Administration - Marketing
Nearly five years ago, heavy duty mechanic apprentice Daniel Petty was in a horrific car accident on his way to work. Lucky to be alive, he learned that the fractures in his skull severed his optic nerves. At not even 18 years old, he was pronounced blind.
Daniel says he had to carefully consider his career. Soon thereafter, he enrolled in NAIT’s Bachelor of Business Administration Marketing program.
Over the years, he’s received substantial help from NAIT’s Services for Students with Disabilities, gaining access to assistive technology to complete tests and assignments. “A successful day for me is when I can
come to school and not feel any different than other students,” he says. “That’s every day here at NAIT.”
As a testament to his academic success, Daniel received two scholarships this year. Currently living on his own, the support will help him get a guide dog. He’s very grateful to the donors who make it all possible.
“Scholarships are a key that allow people to open the door to success through education,” he says. “Without scholarships, a lot of people wouldn’t be where they are today.”
Including Daniel, more than 3,800 students were awarded $5 million in scholarships and bursaries in the 2015/16 academic year, because of the support of NAIT’s donors.