This archived article was written by: Micah IversonÂ
From the headline, you would probably think that I will be back for yet another year, but all great things have to come to end. That is precisely how I would describe my experience at CEU; great.
Junior colleges have a unique role in society. No, they are not as prestigious as big universities or colleges but they present to every individual who attends an opportunity to really enjoy the small class sizes and the overall experience of their first two years in college. I have never heard from any former CEU alum that there experience wasn’t anything less than indescribable. For myself, a person who had no idea what I was going to do with my life before enrolling at CEU, my brief two years at this small, almost unknown college has brought meaning and substance into my life.
Sounds kind of poetic, but I think many take for granted the college experience that CEU can have for all who take the plunge. Take it from me, a person who has had the opportunity to enter a department at CEU and have the opportunity to work at three radio stations (including KCEU, on campus), broadcasting play by play and color commentating for the basketball games, and being in charge of the sports section for the newspaper you’re reading, among other things. You can make your experience at CEU as successful as you want to.
My road to becoming sports editor for The Eagle, has been an interesting one. All I did was walk across campus and someone approached me about writing sports articles. Those of you that know me, know I love any sport that involves a ball. And since I am not good enough to play collegiately, I do have an opinion and love to write and be heard. The sports editor mantle kind of fell on me by default, since there wasn’t anyone else doing it, I agreed and now this is my farewell address to all faithful readers of my articles, or those who have nothing better to do.
Before I take the next step in my life and head to a university to finish my college career, I can’t help but thank those at CEU who helped me realize what I am actually good at. Hopefully I haven’t bored you too much on the campus radio station (for those who even know that there is one), and hopefully my articles have sufficiently described what has gone on in the realm of CEU athletics.
First and foremost, Troy Hunt. You have taught me valuable lessons, and more importantly you have believed in me and helped me to know my abilities. Like I stated before, I had no clue what was in store for me in my two years at CEU, but when I hear of people trying to make the most out of your two years, I feel I have done so and Troy, you have made that possible. You are not only a great teacher, but a great friend, thank you so much.
I would also like to thank Dr. Susan Polster for trusting me in my abilities and not cutting too much from my articles. Thanks to Coach Paur, athletic director and women’s basketball coach. You always have the knack of making any situation light and humorous. Lastly, thank you to coaches Zollinger and Erickson, for putting up with me when I was interviewing you or just wanting to shoot the breeze. Any athlete I run into from now on, I will try my hardest to persuade them to look into CEU.
If you’re tired of my ranting and raving, but am confident this won’t be the last time you hear from me. To my critics and friends, I say this: get ready world, cause here I come.