Sad to See It End

I thought I had been ready for graduation years ago but to my surprise, I’m sad to see it come to an end.

I first began college in Florida with a major similar to Communication Studies but not quite the same. I wasn’t thrilled with the curriculum but I was too content living with my parents and wasn’t ready to move away from them. But something happened in the middle of my sophomore year, I fell in love.  To make a long story short, I ended up in Jacksonville, NC as a newlywed.

My apartment in Jacksonville, NC is an hour and a half from UNCW so it was originally out of the question. I found a job and planned on enrolling in school online to finish my degree. I started seeing the obstacles military spouses face with having their own profession and decided that I needed to finish my degree sooner and not put it off. I was determined.Screen Shot 2014-12-03 at 12.34.47 PM

Reading over the Communication Studies Department page I was intrigued and knew that I wanted to finish my degree at UNCW. My previous schools had degrees more along the lines of “Mass Media” and those programs didn’t thrill me, I didn’t want to focus solely on that concentration within Communication Studies. The broad curriculum here will help me tremendously when I graduate since I have learned everything from Rhetorical Theory and IMC, to Desktop Publishing.  I feel that the instruction I have received,will allow me to succeed in almost any field.

My journey to UNCW has been a long and complicated one but I wouldn’t change a thing. I want to sincerely say thank you to the COM Department for offering me the opportunity to obtain my degree here and giving me the privilege to learn from such inspiring professors. I don’t know what my next step is just yet but I know that I have been given the tools to succeed.

-Danielle Walters

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