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I ended up at Fontbonne in December of 2013. Before that I had hopped, skipped, and jumped from school to school hoping to find the right place to settle and finally figure out what I wanted to do. Truman State University was my home for my freshman year and I wanted so desperately to return after financial hardships brought me home for the consecutive year and a half, but alas, I couldn’t.  I knew that as I got back into the groove of a four year program, all of my friends would be leaving in a year. So I set out on the adventure that would lead me to where I wanted to be. I completed my associate’s degree at a local community college before I sat down and really thought about what I wanted to do.  At Truman, I was in the pre-occupational therapy program, but I really hadn’t had exposure to the field. I was leaning towards a therapy job in general when I came across communication disorders and speech-language pathology. I didn’t know much about the field, but researched to find that the job outlook was surprisingly high and that it was flexible. I could work in a school, a hospital, a clinic, a nursing home, the works! I applied to Maryville’s Occupational Therapy program and Fontbonne’s SLP program because I couldn’t decide between the two. Both were close to home so I could work and save money while driving to school, and I was tired of being indecisive about what field I wanted to do and knew I was running out of time to pick a major. Then there was waiting. Finally, I received a message from Maryville saying that I needed to complete 25 hours shadowing an OT in order to be considered for admission. It was late in the summer so I had little time to do so before attending school that following semester. Then Fontbonne accepted me into their Speech Language Pathology program! No requirements whatsoever.

I wouldn’t say I chose Fontbonne because I was passionate about going here, but more so for the convenience and my being indecisive. The program chose me, and I absolutely love it!


I never thought I would be where I am today. I’m glad I have ended up at Fontbonne and I am thankful for every moment along the way. They say everything happens for a reason and I firmly believe that.

I have met many people here at Fontbonne in this past year but one person stands out to me: Professor Rebecca Foushee. I first met Becky when I was a prospective student  last Spring. She accepted me with open arms and devised my one year plan for me within minutes. She was so engaged and gave me a great impression of what academics would be like at this small but fantastic university. Last Fall, I was in Environmental Psychology, one of Foushee’s favorite classes to teach. Due to her unique attitude and openness, I received a plant during that first week. I still water that plant and keep it in my dorm room where it has almost doubled in size. I take pride in that plant because I feel that it has grown throughout this past year, just as I have done. Foushee’s attitude toward class, students, her busy life at home or her adventurous side is an eye opener and is something I greatly appreciate.



Hey Griffins!

College is different than high school. Since I am a transfer student, I already have some college experience. What is different for me is that this is my first time being in a completely different state than where I’m from. Saint Louis is still new to me and I’m still getting use to it. I like the feeling that I’m finally on my own. By the time I graduate from Fontbonne I feel that I won’t have too much of a hard time officially moving out of my parents house. Until then I’m enjoying my time at fontbonne and as a college student until I have to be in the real world.


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