Time Flies When You Live At The Beach

I remember my freshman year of high school like it was yesterday.  My brother had just gone off to college and I couldn’t believe where the time was going.  Fast-forward eight quick years and here I am: graduating from college in a week and a half.  Time definitely does fly when you’re having fun, but I can’t believe how fast these past four years have come and go.

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It all started four years ago.  Being from Massachusetts, I came to campus knowing no one.  It seemed like everyone knew everyone else but I didn’t let that hinder me.  I instantly started meeting people who are still some of my best friends and will be for some time now.  Like most freshmen, I had no idea what I wanted to major in.  I started in film studies but soon made the switch to Communication Studies.

When I started taking communication classes I knew it was going to be the right major for me.  It had the creative and multimedia side that reminded me of the film school but it also had the marketing and advertising side that I was also very interested in.  I went through the next three years learning about multimedia and design, research methods, interpersonal communication, advertising and marketing, working within groups, and much, much more.  I soon realized that no matter where my future takes me, the skills I have gained from the Communication Studies Department will help me get there.

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From moving into Galloway to moving out of my beach house, the past four years have been amazing.  I have made life-long friends, learned things that will help me in the future and have had a blast while doing it.  I could not have asked for a better college career and I’m so glad I was able to call Wilmington my home for the past four years.  This next week and a half will be the definition of bitter-sweet.  It is going to be extremely hard seeing my college years come to and end, but I cannot wait to see what the future has in store.  Thank you UNCW for an amazing four years that I will never forget!

– Zach Abramo

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