Some final thoughts about commencement

Joshua Gonzales (1)By Joshua Gonzales


With graduation approaching, a couple of University of the Incarnate Word students were willing to share their feelings about graduation and their plans after they cross the stage.

“I’m excited about graduating,” English major Lina Earles said. “I love Incarnate Word. I’ve recommended this university to several of my parents’ friends who have children that are looking at colleges close to home.

“After graduation I plan to get my teaching certificate and teach high school literature.

I started at UIW two years ago as a transfer student. I first started at a community college and then transferred to TAMIU, Texas International University. Since starting classes here I have felt like all the instructors care about each student and want to see them all succeed. Dr. (Letititia) Harding has been my adviser since the beginning and I strive to make her proud as well as my own family.”

Shelby Knight, another English major, said she, too, was “very happy to be graduating, finally.      I feel like I’ve been in school much longer than necessary. I’m so excited to see what my future holds, but also kind of terrified, because the idea of adulthood is a little intimidating. But I’m ready and excited; fingers crossed I go as far as I want to.”


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