May 2018, Opinion

It’s hard to believe my time has come

It’s hard to believe that on Saturday, May 12, beginning at 9 a.m., I will take part in a commencement ceremony. I am very excited at the prospect of being a Saint Augustine’s University graduate but it’s hard to believe I have been in college for four years.

Jazmin Powell

It seems like it was just yesterday that I was at Wake Technical Community College completing my associate in arts degree. I got that degree in 2016 and transferred to Saint Augustine’s University and now that time has passed as well.

It seems like time just flew by.

Maybe it seemed like it went by so fast because I kept busy. I worked hard and I have to say that I am proud of all of my accomplishments. Being news editor for the Falcon Forum, a student ambassador for Sheen Magazine, and cofounder of I am Undefined, a student organization dedicated to giving women voices, were just of few of the activities that I devoted my time to (in addition to all of my studies, of course).

Now, I am looking forward to enjoying my summer – but I won’t be able to completely relax. I will be working and researching opportunities to further my education at the graduate level.

Reflecting on my time at SAU, I enjoyed myself. I had great experiences with my instructors in the Media and Communications Department and I learned a lot. I am confident that I have the writing skills as well as the voice on-camera skills to be successful in my field of study.

I’ll remember all the time I spent in work study and in the library, but I will also remember all the time I spent having fun. I made a few friends not only among the students but among the wonderful faculty and staff members on campus as well.

These are relationships and memories that will last a lifetime.