Thanks for the memories

Unlike many graduating seniors, I do not have a countdown to graduation.  The realization that I am leaving Wilmington, and UNCW, has become all too real to me these past few weeks.  Where have the past two and a half years gone!?

My first two years of college I spent in the tiny town of Bridgewater, Virginia attending Bridgewater College.  While I had a great time on the equestrian team there, and a couple of my professors helped guide me to become a Communication Studies major, I knew that I needed something different out of my educational experience.635838983244815899-1532719637_1536_front

When I found UNCW while researching colleges outside of Virginia (something I had failed to do while I was in high school) I thought it sounded too good to be true.  It took some convincing to get my parents to support my decision to apply, but they finally agreed it was a perfect fit for me and  were ecstatic when I got my acceptance letter.

My time at UNCW has been even better than I had imagined.  I have met some of the most driven,bright, inspiring people I have ever encountered in my life.  The COM Studies Department has truly helped me more than I ever could have expected, giving me invaluable experiences and teaching me skills that will help me far beyond the classroom.


Although I am sad my time at UNCW, and most likely my time in Wilmington, is coming to an end, I am so thankful for all of the growth (both academic and personal) I have encountered during my time here.  I am excited to see what the next phase of my life holds, but part of my heart will always be in my favorite little beach town.

-June Wilkinson


4 thoughts on “Thanks for the memories

  1. I’m so glad you enjoyed your time at UNCW! This makes me especially sad because I just transferred here this year as a junior. I went to a small college near Charlotte and then fell in love with Wilmington and UNCW. My first semester is coming to a close and I feel like I am being pushed towards graduation, but I’m still trying to enjoy every second! Good luck on your adventures!

  2. I really enjoyed reading your blog. I can really relate to how you are feeling even though i am only a junior. I already know that as my time at uncw comes to an end its going to very bittersweet.

  3. June, this was a great post! I often find myself saying, “I can’t way to done with college” but now that I take a look back at it, I really become sad to think that my time too is coming to a close. I graduate next year, and while that may seem like a while away, it will be here before I know it. I have an emotional attachment to UNCW because ever since I was in middle school I knew I wanted to go here. And now that I am at the college of my dreams, it is sad to think that this amazing time is soon to be closing. We have to look at it like opening another book, it’s iffy at first but if you keep reading it get’s better. Best of luck to you and your future!

  4. Hi June! I was about to comment on this post because I too am not looking forward to graduate (though i am a year or 2 away) but college is really a place that i have felt challenged and found people I fit with. Then I realized this was your post and now I HAVE to post, I am glad you were so happy about choosing to transfer here. I am happy you did too:)

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