Tag: college

  • Operation Move In

    Operation Move In

    When I showed up as a freshman to get the key to my room in Crawford Hall on the campus of Tennessee Tech University, a couple of student workers welcomed me to college and pointed me to the stair well closest to room 311. The three-story building didn’t have air conditioning, had one wall phone […]

  • Ten Tips to Take to College

    Ten Tips to Take to College

    Labor Day: It’s both the unofficial end of summer and beginning of the school year. Despite the wide-ranging starts of school—whether elementary, high school or college—once we’re past Labor Day, the rhythms of life tend to settle in on the academic calendar. This Labor Day weekend is the first I’m spending as a member of […]

  • Helping Tennessee Achieve

    I want to be the person I would have wanted to mentor me. That’s how I approach volunteering to mentor Tennessee high school students making the jump to college. Waaay back when I was a first-generation college student, there was no program of mentoring on the sometimes-complex path toward pursuing a degree. My ACT composite […]

  • The Communicators Go to Washington

    The Communicators Go to Washington

    I recently spent half a week in Washington, D.C. For this student of history, consumer of headlines, and higher ed mouthpiece, it was like summer camp for grownups. I was in town to attend the annual conference for senior communication professionals of the American Association of State Colleges and Universities. I’ve been to Washington a […]

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