This archived article was written by: Caitlin Wright
Brandt Peacock, a former recruiter for the College of Eastern Utah, relates some of his experiences as he traveled the state with the College High School tour.
On this tour, Peacock visited high schools throughout the state giving presentations and advertising what a great school CEU is and what it has to offer. He enjoyed visiting the Uintah Basin schools like Uintah, Union, Duchesne and Altamont high schools. He says, “schools just have a feel and I think much of it is made up by the student’s attitudes.”
In regards to the questions that students asked about CEU Peacock relates, “They want to know about tuition and scholarships and about their specific programs and of course the male to female ratios. People want to have a good college experience and I really think that CEU offers that. Too many kids stay at home and go to college and never really get that full social experience. I think that is important.”
Peacock loved his job. He feels like even though he won’t see the direct result of his labors, he helped make a difference on someone. CEU is such a great school, Peacock hopes that he was able to make sway on somebody’s decision to come here. “I think some of my best experiences will never be seen by me. I just hope that something I said helped someone to make the right decision in their life.”
One of the strongest qualities that CEU has is the individualism, says Peacock. In class, he really felt like his teachers knew him and cared about him. The classrooms are small and the environment is friendly. It is easy to know a lot of your peers, because the school is on such a personal level. “CEU is an easy product to sell because it’s one that I truly believe in.”
When asked what needed to happen for CEU to get more advertised and well known, Peacock responded with a simple answer; people at CEU. It is up to those who already attend or know of CEU to spread the word and make people aware of everything that this school has to offer.
A few of the strangest questions that students from other schools asked about CEU included, “Do you have a marine biology program? Are your guys/girls really hot? Will you give some guys at your school my number? (I didn’t of course).”
Peacock is now studying psychology at BYU and he loves it. He hopes to finish his Bachelors in psychology and then do a masters in Religion in preparation to become a Navy Chaplain. “I hope to con a nice girl into marrying me someday and live a happy naval life overseas. I also hope to study abroad at in Scotland this fall.”