As I sit here, trying to gather my thoughts to write this blog post, I find myself constantly switching between writing this post and looking at my photo album from the time I transferred to UNCW, back in 2016, to now. I’m still in shock and disbelief that this semester will be my last.
During my first two years, and still to this day, there would be times that I would walk up and down Chancellor’s and just smile because I worked diligently during my freshman year to get into UNCW. When I received the rejection letter from UNCW my senior year of high school, I knew that I would miss out on the first-year experience. However, I knew that attending Central Piedmont Community College (CPCC) during my first year would provide me a solid foundation for me to continuing being successful once I transferred to UNCW. CPCC also introduced me into the major that I’ve enjoyed for the past four years, Communication Studies.
Although the transition from a two-year institution to a four-year university was without a doubt one of the hardest changes that I went through. The people and the professors that I’ve met made the transition more relaxed as the months passed on. I would like to pay tribute to Dr. Weber and Dr. Persuit. Dr. Weber made the “gateway to COM” course enjoyable and gave me the confidence to succeed in any COM class that I take. Dr. P’s Intro to Integrated Marketing Communication class started my journey into the IMC world. Without COM 231, I wouldn’t have enjoyed COM as much as I do now.
As for the friends that I met, the adventures that I embarked on, and the endless amounts of memories, I hope to remember it and hold on to it for as long as I live. To the person reading this post, know that you should cherish every moment that you have, never regret something you once wanted, and remember that the six core skills are not communication skills.
–Kristian Worthy ’19