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FBU 2 U!!!

by SheRon on March 9, 2012

in College Life

I like Fontbonne, and I enjoy telling people that I’m a student at Fontbonne. There is a long history of ensuring women are educated and prepared for the working world. Knowing the history of Fontbonne helps my school spirit, as I’m proud to be a student here. I express my school spirit by wearing Fontbonne gear as much as possible. I’ve worn my purple pride t-shirt too many times, and the threads on the t-shirt are letting me know. I express my school spirit by cheering for my school even when there is not a crowd to hear me. I don’t think everything at Fontbonne is perfect, but I love the experiences that I’ve had. They have been very good and motivate me to graduate.

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It’s hard to place a monetary value on my college education. Education holds the keys to wealth, and not just monetary gains, but socially, emotionally and morally.  An education opens your eyes to so many things in your environment. For me, an education helps my observation skills, and I choose to pay attention to things that are important to more people than just me. My education helps me to focus on the needs and concerns of others, and not just my needs and desires.

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SheRon

Time for first Test

by SheRon on February 17, 2012

in Academics

I’ve been studying for over a week for the first test in my Reading Diagnostic and Assessment Classes. The tests are a week apart. I’ve really enjoyed the classes up until now. I thought I took copious notes, paid attention in class, and completed my assignments. Yet, even though the teacher gives an overview of what will be on the test, why am I tempted to read everything else?

I think that a wandering mind is what causes me to feel unprepared on test day. Regardless of the effort I’ve put into studying, I still find myself cramming at the last minute like a frantic teenager studying the driver’s license guide. It has worked up until this point; I’ll soon see on blackboard if my strategy still works. What are your test studying tips?

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SheRon

Why I chose Fontbonne

by SheRon on February 13, 2012

in Academics,College Life

I was working as a substitute at a neighboring high school. While there I met a true friend who was filled with resources. She was a retired Special School District teacher who was asked to become an Occupational Therapist. She would constantly say I should return to school to obtain my certification, to which I would constantly reply, I really don’t have time. I have a daughter graduating college, a daughter in 3rd grade, and a preschooler who keeps me busy. Plus I have responsibilities at my church as Assistant Treasurer and Assistant Youth Coordinator, and at the time I was the PTO president at the High School, Early Childhood Center, and I was PTO secretary at my middle daughter’s school. However, my new friend continued to say, you have a gift for working with children, as she constantly urged me to obtain my certification.

After her constant requests, I began researching various schools and teacher certification programs. When I met the Director of Graduate Programs in HES, I was excited and ready to begin. So in the Spring of 2009 I began, but unfortunately, I had to have surgery so I wasn’t able to complete the semester. Feeling discouraged and frustrated I met with the Director of Financial Aid who was another wonderful resource who gave me a lot of options. During the Summer of 2009, I changed majors and entered the Pathways program, and although I’ve had numerous problems and situations, thanks to my fabulous advisor, I’ve been able to continue, and I am so thankful that I chose Fontbonne.

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