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Eye-Opening Experience

by Alumni Posts on October 28, 2013

in Academics

Throughout my college career the course that has made the biggest impact on my life was Introduction to Philosophy. As a freshman, I came into Fontbonne with a narrow perspective on life. I came from a small town were routine pretty much dominated. Entering into my philosophy class Freshmen year I had no idea what I was getting into. All of a sudden I was in a big city surrounded in a diverse environment and having to face some of life’s most complex questions. Philosophy helped open my mind to all of the possibilities of life. One of my favorite aspects of the course was how the professor continued to answer my questions with a question. Initially, this was extremely confusing and frustrating. In the end, the “countering my question with a question” method actually pushed me to dig deeper and think harder about the questions I was asking. I didn’t necessarily get the answer I was looking for, but I did however learn a lot about myself, the world around me, and keeping an open perspective to life. Introduction to Philosophy was an eye-opening experience and made me realize that there is a lot more to life than what I used to think.



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Fall in the Lou

by Alumni Posts on October 10, 2013

in In Saint Louis

I absolutely love Fall! I love when the weather gets cooler and the leaves start to change. Not only that, but I also love to start wearing scarves, knitted socks, hats, gloves, and any other type of warmth preservation accessory :) . My favorite part about Fall, more specifically October, is getting to go on hayrides and visiting haunted houses! There really is something special about getting the crap scared out of you! The adrenaline rush makes the experience fun, but making those memories with your friends makes the trip even more enjoyable! The first haunted house I went to in St. Louis was The Darkness in Soulard. It is ranked as one of the best in the country and I definitely recommend going! Whatever it is you end up doing for the Fall, I would be sure to pencil in some time to go to at least one haunted house! Plus, some of the attractions sell hot chocolate and/or apple cider which is always a Fall favorite for me! :)


Fontbonne University is a place I consider to be my second home. I’ve met countless students and faculty that are now considered some of my closest friends and mentors in life. I’m graduating in December and when looking back on my time spent here so many memories pop into mind. Take moving into the dorms for example. Freshmen year was my favorite year by far. Not only did I meet so many new people, but I also got roomed up with a girl who is now going to be a bridesmaid in my wedding! You always hear about roommate horror stories, but I just got lucky. Actually, to be honest, our whole incoming class who lived in the dorms pretty much all got along. The best way to describe dorm life is living with a group of sisters. I wouldn’t change this experience for the world. Two more awesome experiences while here at Fontbonne both involve sports. My freshmen year for basketball we ended up winning the conference tournament and going to the NCAA tournament. We ended up losing the first round, but the journey to get there was a life-changing one. Once again, I met amazing teammates who became my family and I learned a lot about myself as a person. The second sports memory comes from last year when our women’s soccer team won our conference for the first time in school history! We ended up losing in the conference tournament, but this memory is also more about the journey in which we got there. The determination and drive of every individual on that team was something I will never forget. We learned so much about one another and truly played for everyone on the field. We were a talented team, but the reason why we got to that win was more about heart than anything. Those girls taught me to work hard not only for myself, but also for the people around me. I will miss Fontbonne dearly in December when I graduate, especially because it has helped generate some of the most important memories that I hold close to my heart.

Ava Johnson


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by Alumni Posts on September 10, 2012

in Academics,Extracurricular

My name is Whitney Vehige, and I am a junior at Fontbonne. I am majoring in speech/language pathology and minoring in psychology. I live about an hour out of St. Louis and commute to school. I chose Fontbonne for their excellent speech/language pathology program and have never regretted the decision. Even though I am busy with school and work (I am a nanny), I still make time for me. I love hanging out with my friends and reading a good book. Well, now that you know a little about me, I just want to wish everyone a happy school year, and I can’t wait to post my weekly blog for all of you all!


Fonty Spirit :)

by Alumni Posts March 7, 2012

How exactly do I show my Fontbonne spirit?? Well that’s easy enough! Fontbonne has always been like a family to me. Its close-knit community and friendly staff have made me feel more than at home here in St. Louis. Coming in as a freshmen two years ago, I realized that people here LOVE to get [...]

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Dorm Life

by Alumni Posts March 6, 2012

The dorms at Fontbonne are awesome. I have been on several college visits and to be honest, even our freshman dorms are nicer than some upperclassmen dorms at schools back home in New York.

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Go Cards!!

by Alumni Posts February 29, 2012

When asked the question, “What is my favorite place to go in St. Louis?”, Busch Stadium came to the very front of my mind! Going to a Cards baseball game has to be my favorite place to be. The night is always packed with great entertainment, good ole’ stadium food, and great memories with friends. [...]

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Why is a College Education Important to Me?

by Alumni Posts February 27, 2012

I strongly believe that having a college education will allow you to reach dreams and set goals that you would never be able to reach otherwise. My goal is to become a speech-language pathologist, and without a college degree, that would not be possible. My education is also important to me because it will allow [...]

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Tournament Time!

by Alumni Posts February 22, 2012

It’s that time of year again! Our Women’s basketball team has made it to the conference tournament. We got the third seed in the tournament, facing us up against Eureka College on Friday night. It has been a long season full of hard work. I am so glad it paid off! I love playing with [...]

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small campus size

by Alumni Posts February 21, 2012

One thing that is quite nice about Fontbonne is the small campus size. It is impossible to get lost on campus, something that is quite possible at larger schools.

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