June 30, 2022

Last will and testament of Eagle staff member

K, kids, here we are, This is my last will and testament. For those of you who don’t know who I am exactly, I’m the girl with short brown hair, alternating between straight and curly, who works – or lives, according to some – at the campus bookstore.
I have been attending CEU since fall 2005. You may be wondering why it took me so long to finally be graduating, here’s the reason: I started attending as a sophomore in high school.

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This archived article was written by: Brianna Johnson

K, kids, here we are, This is my last will and testament. For those of you who don’t know who I am exactly, I’m the girl with short brown hair, alternating between straight and curly, who works – or lives, according to some – at the campus bookstore.
I have been attending CEU since fall 2005. You may be wondering why it took me so long to finally be graduating, here’s the reason: I started attending as a sophomore in high school.
For the first year of taking classes, I would sit off to the side, by myself, never speaking to anyone. At the end of spring semester, I began working at the bookstore. I was still quiet, but becoming slightly more sociable. Fall rolled around again, and I began taking more classes and working more hours. This enabled me to become more familiar with the people on campus. I also chopped off my waist-length hair to donate to Locks of Love. By spring, I had become comfortable with the faculty and staff, and was even making a few friends with my fellow students. I really began to blossom when fall 2007 began. I was a veteran of the bookstore and was ready to take on more classes. I was actually working three part time jobs during this semester, and was becoming more involved on campus as well. By the time spring semester began, I was well known, and felt confident about my every move. At the beginning of spring, flyers went up announcing the return of the Miss CEU pageant. I was skeptical when my dad (Terry Johnson Associate Director of HS/Prospective Student Relations) suggested I go for it. However, it was one of the best things I could have ever done this semester. It was SO much fun! I never dreamed I would enjoy doing something so … girlie, as I did doing that awesome pageant. I was first attendant and Miss Photogenic- the title I had secretly hoped for. After the pageant was over, I continued to enjoy my self-confidence and opportunities to meet new people.
I also began writing for this wonderful paper during spring semester. I only picked up Newspaper Production for an extra 3 credits, and it was the other best thing I did this semester. I met Susan Polster-a woman I want to grow up and be, because of her fun and vibrant personality, intelligence, and sense of humor. What I guess I’m trying to say is that I have enjoyed my time here at CEU and will remember the many different people I have met and befriended while attending. I believe that through the opportunity given to me to take concurrent enrollment classes, I have grown and matured in ways that wouldn’t have been possible otherwise. I am excited for graduation, but am sad that I am leaving such great staff and faculty members. I am moving on to SUU where I will be an Ambassador, and look forward to Transfer Days when I can be back on campus.

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