Tagged: Student Life

Ghost of War


Today I received the latest edition of Connections.

Connections is Empire State College’s official student and alumni magazine.

I love when Connections arrives on my doorstep!  As a non-traditional student, at a non-traditional school, the magazine gives me a tangible link to the college wide community.  I deeply appreciate the value it brings to my life. Continue reading


A Glimpse at Spring 2016


Tomorrow is the start of my last Spring semester as an undergrad at SUNY Empire State College, so I thought I’d share a little more about that, and my initial thoughts on the semester. Continue reading

Decimating the Freshman Fifteen

This great graphic was created by www.gruntsyle.com.

This great graphic was created by http://www.gruntstyle.com.

…push it…PUSH!  You grew it, it’s yours!!!

My drill sergeants would be so disappointed right now…or not…they were a bit sadistic at times.   At least that’s how they could be perceived.  However, that was never my perspective. Continue reading


Anita Graduation


The life of a non-traditional college student, studying in the virtual classroom, can be quite hard.  It involves late nights, sometimes limited F2F (face to face) connection with friends and family, and a monastic sort of disciplined study that even the most content introvert will sometimes struggle with.  It’s also a journey of exploration; both of self and the world around us.  It will teach you to think, plan, and grow.  Strengths will shine, weaknesses will be magnified.  Throughout your time as a student you will develop a strong set of professional skills (and personal awareness) that will allow you to overcome these obstacles.  At times you will doubt your own ability to achieve your goals, but you will be wrong.  It helps to have a muse of sorts, somebody who inspires you, somebody who has walked the path you are on and found the light.  Why?  To prove it is possible.  For me that person, for the past several months, has been Anita Brown. Continue reading