"Freshman First Year Experience"
I enjoy the opportunity to work with the Freshman First Year Experience. One particular student stands out in my thoughts. Our first meeting he was quiet, nervous, rather awkward. His parents shared with me their concern that he would close himself off and not make friends or do well academically. He was clearly scared.
During the semester, he started to warm up. He spent a lot of time in my office working through issues. By the end of the semester he was a sufficient young man. I have also had the privilege of having him in classes and as a senior this coming fall, he is confident, doing well socially, actively participating in activities, and doing well academically.
I think this is one of CLU’s strong points- there were always faculty members encouraging us to press on.
The CLU community opened my awareness, embraced my talents and gave needed meaning to my life.
By the end of the semester he was a sufficient young man.
I never had much experience working with international students and am really enjoying learning so many different things about other countries.
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