Here it is almost May and stores are packed with graduation gifts and decorations. All the talk around school is about grad school, jobs, and graduation parties. As much as I want to be a part of this, I am not. Not because of grades, but because of credit hours. You see, I will graduate in July. I’m getting my four year degree in two and a half years. This is a huge accomplishment for me. However, I feel like I am at a disadvantage. When I’m all done the only things I get from UNCW is a diploma, a goodbye, and an invitation to come walk at the December commencement ceremony. This isn’t fair. I worked just as hard as the May and December graduates. Everyone who finishes in the summer deserves some recognition!
After writing this I feel like I sound bitter, but I’m not! I have received a great education. UNCW, specifically the Communication Department, has given me the skills I need to excel in life. I’m thankful for the opportunities I have taken advantage of such as studying abroad in Italy and Greece, planning the 10th Anniversary Party for Cape Fear Center for Inquiry, and last but not least, learning how to do all of the public relations and marketing for the George on the River Walk!
When I leave Wilmington and UNCW I will be sad that a chapter of my life is ending, but I will be excited to see what the future has in store for me.
Thank you to UNCW and the Communication Department for all you’ve done!