Tips for Student Development and Success

College life is an exciting time that is full of adventure and various learning opportunities. The college arena can also be intimidating for some individuals as there is much preparation involved in becoming a successful student. With this in mind, there are few things students can do to enhance student development and success. Become a...
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Choosing a Christian College

When visiting and looking at colleges while in high school, it’s easy to get caught up in the schools with the best program, the coolest campus, or schools just far enough from home. I’ll admit that I changed my mind on which college to attend at least four times, and a couple of those were...
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The Indispensable Academic Catalog

What courses are required on my degree plan? Why was I placed on academic probation? How much are the course fees? What are the admission requirements? These and more are popular questions among college students. Students call, email, google and ask their friends for answers but, all of these questions and more can be answered...
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Awaken Your Childhood Dreams

Do you remember your childhood dream to grow up and become a firefighter, a ballerina, a professional baseball player, or perhaps a nurse? My dream was to become a singer or a wedding planner. Quite often, those childhood dreams were fun, but they don’t always come into view when making the logical decision about what...
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When Life Gives You Lemons…

As you go through life, you meet many challenges, curves, and obstacles – lemons. Think how boring life would be if you never make mistakes, everything goes exactly as you want all the time, and you never encounter challenges. You may be inclined to choose to surrender and let things have negative impacts on yourself...
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Comfort Zone

There will be times in your life when you will be challenged or asked to do something that requires you to step out of your comfort zone. Several years ago, my minister asked if I would speak to our congregation about stewardship. While giving back to the Lord is something I do without hesitation, speaking...
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Moving to College

Moving to college? What an exciting and terrifying time! You’re likely saying goodbye to family and friends from high school and moving to a place where you might not know anyone. Your family might be supportive, or your family might not care that you’re continuing your education. Whatever the circumstances surrounding the start of your...
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5 Tips Toward a Successful Graduation

Invitations! Gifts! Diplomas! Tassels! Caps and gowns! Graduation is an exciting moment for the graduate, their family and friends. This is a special time with smiles and celebration. Students take pictures for lasting memories as they put on their graduation regalia, enter the lineup area, receive their marching order card, and prepare to walk across...
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Tips for a Great Morning

We are all guilty of hitting the snooze button more than once before we stumble to the kitchen for our morning cup of coffee. We rush to get dressed and fly out the door. We start the day in chaos, and sometimes it feels like we spend the rest of the day in that same...
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