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

For my friend.

A week stolen and

Today too tired
It shuffled and stacked itself 
Sleeping in tomorrows "in" box
Waiting to be held and
Yet dreading the resulting decision
Stamped and labeled and
Put with all the other papers
Some crisp and creamy and whole
Some with edges torn and bent
And some yet to be taken from a pad
Why is it the bent and crumpled paper
Is treated so harshly?
Scratch pads and jotted notes that hold no future
No future with the writer except phone numbers
Sadly found again in the
washing machine's tumble with shirts
And socks and jean pockets and gum past its flavor
Should we not instead treat it gently
And with respect and embellish with
Ink so fine it would not bleed through
To the other side and steal from the only beauty left
From a side no one sees
And then folded and kissed and sent 
On its way to someone who will cherish
The words and letters inside though 
We no longer hold a desire or need for it
Paper and a girl's heart are not all that different
And sometimes, dear friend, I wish that wasn't so.