Lindsey Jalivay, Senior Interactive Media Major

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I remember my first day on campus like it was yesterday. I unpacked my life into my small dorm room as my mom stood in the doorway with tears in her eyes. The mix of excitement and fear coursed through my body as I looked around at the new place I called home. I never thought that the place where I knew no one would become the place that I never wanted to leave. The place where I would meet the love of my life and my second family. Looking back, it all seems like a blur, the constant laughs late into the night or the tear stained face from staying up late doing homework. And after 4.5 years I can finally take a deep breath and say I made it.

Over the years I have experienced the good, the bad, and the ugly but I wouldn’t change any of it because it got me to the place I am now. I wouldn’t be in this place without the help of my professors. The countless emails and chats I have had with them all paid off and I can confidently say that I never experienced a professor who didn’t care about my career down to my very last class I was enrolled in. Every single one has helped me grow in a different way whether it was through the course work they taught or the valuable life lessons I learned along the way. I remember sitting in my first communications class as a freshman with Alison Weilgus and I was so nervous that I was going to fail. Here I am 4.5 years later and I sit in my final class with Alison again and I can’t help but think about how everything has come full circle.

As I embark on my final few weeks as an undergrad at UW-Superior I find myself reminiscing on all the memories and accomplishments I have made. I am grateful for all the opportunities I have been able to have and all the outstanding people I have met along the way. Superior will always be the place I now call home.