I have heard about Vanguard University all my life. I grew up in an Assemblies of God church, participated in A/G Fine Arts competitions, and am a part of an Alumni Legacy family, so as one would expect, Vanguard has been a part of my story before I ever arrived on campus. But was it where I wanted to go to college? It wasn’t until I attended PreVU that this question was answered. YES! I decided that Vanguard University was the place for me.
The feeling of community that I received while visiting the campus helped me dream big and envision myself being a student here. This comforted me in knowing that Vanguard would be a safe place where I could grow not only academically, but spiritually and individually as well.
I adore the people at Vanguard. Peers and professors alike, the people here are what makes it. As a senior Psychology major, I look back on my Vanguard experience and realize that I wouldn’t trade my time here for anything. I had many amazingly deep conversations with fellow students, was challenged and cared for as an individual by professors, and had the opportunity to confide in staff members who I look up to as role models.
However, I would not be here without the financial support of donors and Alumni. The assistance from scholarships has provided me ways to grow beyond what I could have ever imagined and form those memories that I had hoped. I am so thankful.
This past weekend I graduated. I’ll be moving back to my hometown in El Centro, CA and will begin working in the ever-growing field of Special Education. I hope to pursue a Master’s degree so that I can have a career as a Behavioral Therapist for children with disabilities such as Autism. I also hope to start a family so that I can share stories with my future children about the wonderful people and great lessons learned at my Alma Mater, Vanguard University.
To God, my family, and the many donors who have helped make my story possible. THANK YOU!