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

Ben & Jerry

I love how people say things to you, even though they don't know you. The other night, I was standing in line at the store, and I was (embarassed to say) buying bread and Ben and Jerry's Half Baked fozen yogurt. Of course, (Side note, sorry) I don't have a "real" freezer, so I actually have half-baked half-frozen frozen yogurt.

I guess I have an ice box...? It freezes water for ice cubes, but doesn't get cold enough to keep Ben & Jerry happy. Hmmm.

So anyways, I was standing in line, and there were two nice looking guys in front of me, buying lots of beer. Behind me, another nice looking guy, buying wine. And I'm thinking, here I am, a single girl, having a date with Ben & Jerry, and these guys are out getting boozed up? So I'm thinking about this, and the chubby security guard (what? he was!) says, "All the ladies are buying ice cream tonight!" I was like, um, YEAH, because we're SINGLE.

Thanks, bud. Like I needed you to point me out on a Saturday night, alone in the grocery store and in my running outfit.

Tonight I rode my bike over to Starbucks, and I wore my Air Force shirt and running shorts. I guess it did look a little funny when I got on my shiny pink bike. And this guy says to me, "You know, NO ONE would steal that bike. You wouldn't even need to lock it." Thanks, Captain Obvious.

I did take the bike over to see my parents, which was much further than I thought it would be. I hope I can sit down tomorrow.