MAJOR // COMMUNICATION
MINOR // LEADERSHIP STUDIES
WHY TWC? I chose TWC because of the convenient weekend class format and the non-traditional environment it offered.
FAVORITE PROFESSOR? I have a number of favorite professors who gave me lessons that were aha moments for me. I will name a few. Art Jones helped me realize that there is always joy in the knowing. Carol Zak-Dance taught me that there is a science to communicating and helped me mold my voice to relay my thoughts and speak to any audience.
WHAT WILL YOU MISS? What I will miss most is the camaraderie, that sister student who lifted me when I was about to fall, who shared her story with me and gave me the courage to continue. I will miss being in the company of women who are real. The woman who has to bring her children to school because she can’t afford a babysitter or won’t leave them alone; however, quitting is not an option. My sisters who are fighting serious disease and illnesses, yet continue to chase the prize regardless of how tired or sick they are. I will miss the humanistic quality of TWC the most; the women who take this journey not only as individuals, but who see the value in the collective success of us all. I will miss the professors who never gave up on me even when I was about to give up on myself.
FINAL THOUGHTS? I am a first generation college candidate. Unlike my siblings I did not finish when I was younger because life happened and I raised two children by myself while working sometimes two jobs. I returned to college at the age of 50 because I was tired of working jobs that did not acknowledge my intellect or skills. I am now equipped to do what I want to do and have a better perspective on what I am good at.