"A shift in direction"
My job is to listen to the stories of alumni. Last week I met Tom, who graduated in 2000. He returned to campus for the first time since graduation to attend a School of Business event. He hoped to meet Dean Chuck Maxey. Tom entered CLU as a biology major. He wanted to do pre-med and eventually go to medical school. He did terribly in his classes and by the end of his sophomore year he felt like a failure and considered dropping out. He tried something new- a business class. He liked it and did well. He spent time with Dean Maxey getting advice and designing a new major. He graduated in 2000 with a Bachelor's in Bus. Admin.
Today, he is the CEO of an 11 person web design and marketing company and is doing very well. He credits Maxey.
I shared this story with Chuck Maxey and expected him to be pleased to hear of Tom's achievements. He did not remember Tom.
Because Tom's story is the story of so many CLU alumni who find themselves at CLU and go on to thrive.
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By the end of the semester he was a sufficient young man.
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