This summer has been a summer of college visits as both of the boys are looking toward the future.
Matt graduates will graduate in February with a marketing major and finance minor. Daniel will graduate high school in May. (It’s going to be a busy year!)
Daniel is thinking of teaching either early childhood education or high school English. He is great with kids and he is also very creative, so we will see what he ends up settling into.
He, of course, had a tour of Louisiana Tech.
I have to say we were very impressed with their Education Program. They are doing some great training and mentoring programs that are moving beyond the traditional student teaching requirements.
I think for him it started off as the obligatory Tech tour (with the majority of our family being Tech alumni, we are kinda biased). However, by the end he was thinking twice about the possibility.
He also toured The University of the Cumberlands in Williamsburg, KY. The campus is the perfect size for Daniel and is absolutely beautiful! There are only about 1800-2000 on-campus students. Williamsburg itself is a really small Kentucky town, but it has plenty of fast food restaurants and it’s own Walmart. What else does a college student need?!
We were disappointed that we were not able to speak with an Education professor during our visit, but we discovered they do not have classes offered on campus during the summer so all the professors are pretty much gone right now. We were impressed to hear a couple of the students talk about the small class sizes and the interaction between the professors and students. Our tour guide was an education major and told us about several of her professors coming together and praying with her before she took her Praxis exams (state teaching exams).
We also took Matt & Shelby to Nashville to visit Vanderbilt. Matt would love to take part in their MBA program. It’s a 2 year program with an internship during the summer between the two yearly sessions. Matt has always felt a pull to Nashville, so maybe one day…
Shelby graduates in December from Eastern Kentucky University. (Like I said, it’s going to be a busy year!) She is planning to get her masters in Marriage & Family Counseling and is looking at a couple of programs as well.
Both Matt & Daniel have a couple other places they are considering, so there are more tours to come!
Living thru faith,