Ben is accepted to Union Institute & University Online
As of the official acceptance today, Ben will be heading back to school in January 2019 - virtually, that is - with Union Institute & University in their online Bachelor's program in Secondary Education with a concentration in English! He is doing so in order to pursue a career as a theatre educator at the high school level.
This being said, Ben will not be leaving performing by a long shot. He still plans on continuing his acting career while obtaining this degree, as it is all online, and then performing professionally outside of school/rehearsal hours once he is teaching (summer stock, etc).
Ben is very excited for this new chapter in his life and for a career where he can be the inspiration and guidance for his students that his teachers have been for him.