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Why Fontbonne?

I can’t believe I’m vastly approaching my senior year at Fontbonne! It feels as though I was opening my acceptance letter yesterday. Before I graduated from high school in 2012, (By the way, I am a proud alumni of University City High School… class of 2012… woot! woot!) I had several offers from schools in the area. I went to go visit every school that I was accepted into and I enjoyed every school that I visited, but Fontbonne had something about it that I needed to be a part of. Fontbonne was the only school that met every single requirement that I had on my checklist. Here’s what that list looked like:

*Had my major

*Close to home

*Small class size

*I could live on campus

*Faith based

*Offered me a GREAT financial aid package

*Wheelchair accessible

Now don’t get me wrong, the other schools I visited were awesome institutions; they had a lot of things to offer me as a perspective student but it was important to me that I was more than just a student who got a degree, I wanted to go to a school where I would do more than just graduate, I wanted to be somewhere that I enjoyed myself outside of the classroom and a place where enjoyed learning and growing as a person. As a student at Fontbonne, I feel like being a part of the university was part of my God given purpose and I’m blessed to have been placed in such a fabulous place.

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Hey Fontys! I’m back! I know when you’re at a family function or talking to a staff member on campus, you probably have been asked, “What are you going to do after college?” And if you’re like me, you’ve had your life planned out since you were five. If not (and you’re lucky that you’re not), you probably don’t even know what you’re going to wear to class tomorrow. This post is about showcasing our future plans after Fontbonne. So, here are mine… After I get my degree in Communication Studies with a minor in Sociology, I plan on apply to University of Missouri-St. Louis in Criminology to begin my career as a crime reporter for the city of St. Louis. After I’m settled in my career as a reporter, I plan to start an organization for homeless citizens where they will be able to move into an apartment below the org office and get help with things they struggle with, such as addiction, completing their education, budgeting, and housing placement after they complete the program. I also plan to write a novel series for teenagers. In between that, (I know… there’s more… ), I wanna get married, have kids, and build my own home. My degree from Fontbonne will not only give me great academic tools to start my career, but I can also use Fontbonne’s rich history of service to inspire me to continuously give back.

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Tim

Why Fontbonne

by Tim on October 20, 2014

in Campus Community,College Life

Fontbonne was my only choice. I was going to have a back-up school but then I was accepted here. I love the small class sizes along with the attention I receive from teachers. Also the fact that all of the buildings are so close together makes it easy to get to each of them in the winter. I wanted to have the experience of living on campus and away from my folks, and I just wanted to do something different.

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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!

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Did You Do Your Best Today?

by Alumni Posts March 4, 2011

Finally. My second chemistry test of the semester is over with, and I think it’s safe to say I did well on it. At the last minute my teacher announced that it was open-book, and naturally, I didn’t have my book with me. (Great.) I had to speed-walk back to my room (not an easy […]

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