This past week for me has been pretty busy with the same ol’ same ol’. Classes here and there, test this week, practice everyday, convo this night, project due this day. Don’t get me wrong, I love college and wouldn’t want to be any where else but sometimes it feels never ending. Makes me wonder how I’m going to feel my senior year filling out Medical School applications. One thing is for sure, once I look back at all I’ve done with my life, I know it will be the most satisfying feeling in the world.
I’m not sure if UC is the only small private school that requires its students to attend convocation but just a heads up, it’s a blessing and a curse. Just the other night we had a scheduled convo on the same night I needed to study for a Biology test, 2 papers due, and 2 chapters to read (the “curse” of convo.) Yes, it was my own fault and I do take some responsibility since I shoved just about all of it off but I’m glad I did get to attend. The speaker, David Nasser, shared his incredible testimony (the “blessing”!) A typical young Iranian mixed up in a religious rebellion forced his family to leave everything behind and move to the States to find who he was and who he wanted to be. With the help of the local churches members in Texas, David and his family discovered the true meaning of faithfulness and love. Just to see his heart full of passion for Christ was inspiring alone. A week before Nasser’s heart-filled speech, UC welcomed University of Kentucky Alum, Dr. George C. Wright. Growing up as an African American in Lexington, Kentucky in the ’60′s presented many challenges. However, Wright didn’t allow his skin color determine his future. Instead, he majored in History and UK and finished up his Doctorate at Duke University. Not only was he an assistant professor at UK but also written 2 published books. UC obviously does a very good job at picking and choosing interesting speakers that encourage us! If you choose a university that list convocation as a requirement, you may want to ask what kind of events/programs are included!
You also may want to take advantage of overnight stays with a student. It gives you the up-close and personal experience of the typical day of a college student. I know many colleges nowadays have the option. UC prospective students get to stay with a student, attend classes of your choosing, and if interested in athletics, possibly participate in practice. UC pays for your on campus meals so no money needed. I hosted my first overnight recruit this past week and we had so much fun! Please feel free to call Admissions at (800) 343-1609 or (606) 539-4241. Not an overnight kind of person? No problem! We have a Campus Discovery Day coming up on February 16! Click the link to sign up today! http://www.ucumberlands.edu/admissions/discovery/schedule.php
Y’all have a wonderful week!