Why Regent University?

Regent University offered a unique perspective in undergraduate studies. Christ-centered leadership and biblically centered classes develop students professionally and personally. The campus is beautiful, and I soon found that my professors and my fellow students exuded enthusiasm and dedication to the Lord and their educational pursuits. Classmates prayed with me and for me; studying became a group effort towards excellence and not just another homework assignment.

Why Online Learning?

I was 21 when I started the online learning program at Regent University. I had the opportunity to dual-enroll in a local college while in high school, so my associates degree was partially complete when I graduated in 2002. I hit the ground running by working full time after graduating from high school, attending night classes to finish my associates degree. I guess I got used to the schedule, and when it came time to find a university to transfer to, I knew I'd want a flexible format that would allow me to continue in my professional endeavors.

Why A Business Degree?

My degree is in Organizational Leadership and Management. I chose this concentration because of the unique mix of business strategy and leadership development. In choosing a degree program I wanted one that would emphasize the "people" part of organizations and their strategic development. Some degree programs focus primarily on the financial and strategic side of business development, but Regent stressed the importance of the organization's people and the effectiveness of biblical leadership.

Business Degree

As Usual

As usual, I'm writing when I should be finishing homework assignments...

I have so many other things to do, you see, besides homework. My hot water heater is still on the fritz, meaning that it is quite challenging to wash dishes. My parents gave me a shelf for my closet, so all of those things on the floor now need to go on the closet shelves. I have a substantial amount of pent up energy so I would like to go biking or running or horseback riding or something. Yet here I am, trying to get enough caffeine in my system to motivate me to finish my PowerPoint assignment and a three page paper. Sigh.

Tomorrow starts my marathon semester, where I am taking 5 classes in 16 weeks. I don't know what I was thinking, honestly. This means that I'm going to be studying like a fiend for, oh, I don't know, hours every day. If I wasn't such a procrastinator then I could at least study Monday thru Friday and have the weekends off. But seeing that I like to wait until the last possible moment to get an assignment done, that probably won't happen. Currently I'm at my favorite SOHO Starbucks, at the long glass window that is so conducive for homework and people watching alike. I've got Hinder in my ear and I'm feeling leggy in my platform sandals. It is a good thing I got here early because the place is filling up quickly. I imagine I will be here quite awhile so I'm glad I got a place by the plug-in for my computer.

Friday I toured the Alpha House, a home for pregnant women. What a wonderful ministry! I'm supposed to write a paper on a women's center in my area, and the Alpha House was suggested to me. The place was very clean and homey feeling, with lots of happy and smiling babies about. My tour guide was very informative and helpful in answering all of my questions. It is really nice to know that there are good places like this for women in need, whatever their unique situation is.

Homework is calling.