A challenge for me would be getting to where I’m at today. I’ve had a few road blocks in my life. I have a math learning disability which made it hard for me to try and get my AA degree due to passing a high level math course at the community college. I tried year after year since the fall of 2008 to pass my may courses. I passed one but couldn’t pass the other. That was the time that I hated going to school. So I decided to transfer here because I could get a lot more help than I could at the community college. When I completed my first day here at Fontbonne, I felt happy and accomplished.
Transitioning from a junior college to a university is not as overwhelming as it would seem. It is a lot more hard work than I thought it would be, but I’m up for the challenge. I’ve had two tests this week and next week I have two papers due. First time for everything, right? School work may be piling up, but I certainly have time for campus activities.
Over the weekend, I saw Grant Lyon in the DSAC. He was hilarious. I was in need for a good laugh and he made me laugh a lot. I did not think he was going to be funny, but he sure proved me wrong. Then, the next day, saw one of my favorite movies of the summer! The Avengers was so good. My favorite are Iron Man and Captain America. Finally, on Sunday, it was my first time that I went to the Missouri Botanical Gardens. It was so pretty and interesting. I learned a lot about different fruits, vegetables and plants. Another good week at Fontbonne.
Until next time.
Hello, Griffins and future Griffins! My name is Corie and I am a transferred junior here at Fontbonne. I am from Plainfield, Illinois. Plainfield is about an hour south of Chicago. I usually tell people I am from Chicago because no one knows where Plainfield is located, so Chicago is easier. I like to spend time with my friends, watch reality TV and movies, surf the net, listen to some music, and the obvious shopping (when I have the money). For being a transfer student I have actually made quite a few friends. People here are incredibly nice. For the most part I see people here are very outgoing. I’m probably like most transfers, worried about making friends. Here at Fontbonne that was not a problem at all, the key is to get involved! Now you’re probably wondering: if she’s from Illinois how did she end up in Saint Louis? Well, my whole family pretty much lives here, and my cousin goes to Fontbonne as well. Actually, being here has brought me closer to my family.
Now, over the weekend was my first real baseball game. It was so much fun, I had a blast. My roommate and I went on the metro link to the stadium and enjoyed our free hot dog and drink while watching the Cardinals win. Five dollars to see a baseball game and free food; who would pass that up? I cannot wait to get tickets for the Blues games. This is a picture of my roommate and me (I am on the left), the other is the front of the stadium.
The question many people ask….Why did you choose Fontbonne?
After years of being undecided, while attending a community college I finally had a light bulb moment! – Fontbonne University “Learn more. Be more.” Its like that universal commercial, you can’t help but know the slogan – and this message speaks volumes. Fontbonne was always a lingering thought, simply because it was a more diverse option in all aspects. I like that there is a wide variety of personalities, all ages – all walks of life. Watching students and faculty on campus was motivating in a sense because I saw so many people do exactly what I yearned to do myself ….continue education. My story is short and sweet – but not quite complete. I was always interested in the dental field in forensics (Odontology — I know, right? that’s one big word to apply to a profession.) Being hopeful was not enough; I needed common drive and a network I could identify with. I saw these qualities in the students here at Fontbonne, and I began to ask questions like “what are you majoring in? …how do you like the intructors?…what career goals do you have?” – these were all asked while I was an employee within the Fontbonne community. Once I began to see more student activity and become a part of alumni events, I was convinced that there is a such thing as learning more and being more!!
You know that old saying ” ya’ learn something new everyday”….I am a firm believer in such a simple saying. While observing and taking notes among the population here on campus, I learned that everyone has commonalities. Consider those you least expect to share great moments with – they also have a story to tell and an impression to contribute. Fontbonne was the choice for me because I became comfortable with my decision knowing that there are so many DIFFERENT people willing to help you succeed to become a better YOU!