Written by Carrie Baker. Media by Kayla Morton. [divide]
Today is your day.
You’re off to Great Places!
You’re off and away!
You have brains in your head.
You have feet in your shoes.
You can steer yourself
Any direction you choose.
You’re on your own.
And you know what you know.
And YOU are the guy who’ll decide where to go.
Senior year of college is a whirlwind filled with bittersweet moments and reflection of cherished memories. It is a time to savor “lasts” at a soon to be alma mater while preparing to embark on a journey of “firsts” in the work world. Below, two seniors talk about their experience at Greenville College.
Tyler Kohrs is a social work major at Greenville College. He is active in Vespers, the Blackroom and is generally hanging out with a big group of friends. Kohrs talks about what he’s taken away from his years at GC: “the one thing I learned here that has forever changed me is that it’s okay to be vulnerable and to be okay with not being okay. Being vulnerable is not a sign of weakness, but more a sign of strength.” He urges students to take advantage of the community at Greenville and invest in the underclassmen. Kohrs left his mark on Greenville, and who knows, maybe we’ll hear his name on The Voice one day doing what he loves, singing.
Alex Staton is a marketing major with a minor in philosophy. After graduation, Staton plans to work in Greenville as a Marketing Specialist and marry his fiancée, Kaylee Summers. In his years at GC, he’s been class Chaplain, Student Senator, President of the Joy Hall Letterman, the founder of Trifold Coffee Roasters and is currently a coach for pole vault for the track and field team. Staton’s secret to success was through internships. He comments, “I learned more from hands-on experience than I ever did in any class and I even ended up getting hired because of it.” He urges students to take advantage of opportunities.
Some wisdom Staton leaves to undergrads is “the year will fly by. Make sure that you take note of the little things and enjoy the relationships you made throughout your time here.” The sky is the limit for Staton. One day, you might be across the country drinking coffee from Trifold Roasters.
The possibilities are endless for seniors. Whether you are graduating or an incoming senior, take advantage of the rest of your time at Greenville College. Thank those who guided you, spend time with close friends, work hard, dream big and live out your faith. As you go out into the work world, always remember that you’ve worked hard to get to where you’re at and have a family at Greenville College.
Congratulations and God Bless to all graduating seniors!