University of South Florida “Home of the Bulls”

Another great but exhausting day of college tours.  I am just going to focus on the USF today because we meet with the college coach at UT tomorrow and will just post about UT tomorrow.  Derwin and I set up the USF tour for Jesse because she has been adamant about not going to a large university.  We left USF with Jesse excited about the opportunities at USF.  She said she could see herself there!  Derwin and I were speechless for awhile because of her feelings about large campuses, but that is why we made her go.  USF is a very large campus that works really hard to create small community atmosphere and I will agree it appears they do an awesome job!  The USF tour was 90 minutes long which just proves how big it is!  Yet everything seemed centrally located, easy to access, and they go to great lengths to help Freshmen create like communities in order to help them find their niche and like friends for their 4 years at USF. This is the library at USF because I had to have a picture, and leading the way is our guide Wilton!

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Stetson University

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We had a great day at Stetson “home of the Hatters” today.  Met with the golf coach and he was very supportive and encouraging.  Tour and Admissions Interview went really well.  Jesse is not telling us that much yet, but I think she liked the campus and the atmosphere of the campus.  Everyone was super nice and attentive “over the top” from other colleges we have visited.  Stetson obviously has an expectation for courteous treatment of guest.  I was super impressed with the whole package.  Unique aspect of Stetson is if you are admitted into the Honors Program you can create your own major and they have a Family Business Degree in their business college.  Interesting that you can get a degree to run, own, or work in a Family owned business.  These are some great characteristics for a up and coming Baker!  maybe……

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Summer 2012

I have not posted in almost two years but going to try and do better this year.  As my family enters a really new stage in life over the next year.  I am sitting in DeLand, FL this morning the home of Stetson University.  My daughter Jesse is a year away from leaving for college and Derwin and I are a year away from having an empty nest.  This next week will be a big week as we visit 5 colleges in Florida so Jesse can start to decide whether playing Golf in college is for her and if there is a school for her.  She is really interested in Florida if she is going to play Golf.  I will share each visit this week.  We will be at Stetson today and meeting the coach.  Such an exciting time!  On another note, Hannah is still in South Africa where she has been doing mission work for the last 8 weeks.  She has had an amazing time and we are excited to hear more when she arrives home early next week. Maybe we will get a sneak peak this weekend as she will be flying into Orlando, FL and we will still be in the area.  Early next week we will all be together for a short time and as a Mom I am really excited about that!

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