Rushville Republican

May 16, 2013

Student painter takes to the streets

RCHS grad works summer job

Frank Denzler
Rushville Republican

RUSHVILLE — The cost of a college education is one of many aspects of a young adults life that comes with a price.

Nearly one year ago, in June of 2012, William Grant Rogers of Mays walked out of Memorial Gymnasium a RCHS alumni. During most of the time since the Rush County man has attended Indiana University in Bloomington in pursuit of a degree in Economics with a minor in Finance.

Earlier this year while in a class at IU Rogers was given information about a possible summer occupation to generate funds that could be used to offset his college education. The informations was for Student Painters.

Student Painters is a student painting company that was founded in 1987. It provides a means for full-time college students to be owners and operators of their own business to help financially cover the cost of furthering their education.

After expressing interest in the opportunity, Rogers attended a two-day training seminar in Chicago earlier this year and learned more about Student Painters, LLC. Armed with the new information, Rogers set out to hire a crew of painters and line up some painting jobs, all the while keeping up with his studies back in Bloomington.

“It was difficult at times to manage my study time and try to start this up from the ground up,” Rogers said.

According to the college sophomore, he was the only freshman at IU given the opportunity with Student Painters.

“I have since found out that generally this opportunity is limited to upperclassmen, generally juniors or seniors. I guess I did all right during the interview process,” Rogers said with a smile.

Hard work is no stranger to Rogers, who was very active during his high school years.

During his time at RCHS, aside from his studies the young entrepreneur was active in the Drama Department and performed in four productions; he played soccer for two years; was an active member in Students Against Destructive Decisions (S.A.D.D.); Spanish Club; and was a two-year band member with the RCHS band. However, it was his participation in the Boy Scouts of America that Rogers feels was a stepping stone to his current summer job. He attained the rank of Eagle and is proud of that accomplishment.

As summer nears, Rogers hopes to keep busy and has set a lofty goal for his first year of being his own boss prior to returning to Bloomington in the fall.

“Depending on how this year goes, we will see about next summer. I do know that I am setting groundwork for the future though,” Rogers said.

For those interested in his services Rogers can be reached at (765) 561.9917.



Contact: Frank Denzler @ 765.932.2222 x106