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

Fridays With Jeff

My eyes have been bothering me for a couple of weeks, so I went to the eye doctor to see what was up. I was having very strange, blurry vision and generally they were very irritated. Apparently, my eyes are "swollen." He says this condition is brought on by a variety of things, including forgetting to change contact lenses, eye strain, stress, and "excessive watering." (Sigh). The only thing that can be done about this is to give them a break; namely, avoid everything above, and go sans contact lenses for at least a week, and put in eye drops every hour to moisturize. I found my old pair of glasses and wore them for the remainder of the day. The only problem is, they were the cheapest pair I could buy when I got them last year; I only wear them from my room to the kitchen in the middle of the night to get water. Any other time I wear my contacts. They're not entirely uncomfortable, but not necessarily what I would pick if I had to wear them all the time. This will not do if I have to wear them for the next week, or longer.

So anyways Jeff and I went over to Westshore Mall to see if there were any frames that might be more comfortable. All I can say is, thank you, Sarah Palin. Because of you, there are beautiful, chic eyeglasses, and they are now considered an accessory. The girl helping me says she, herself, owns 6 pairs of her prescription in different colors and shapes to match her outfits. Long story short, I found some.

Jeff and I thought we'd commemorate the moment by capturing some "before" pictures, and now that glasses are cool I get to show off the new ones tomorrow. :)