By: Johanna Marano April 30, 2017
In thirteen days, I will walk across the stage and receive my diploma from Delaware Valley University. In thirteen days, I will no longer be an undergrad student. In thirteen days, I will be a graduate and an alumni. Where did four years go? It seems like just yesterday I got my first tour and fell in love with the campus. Then I moved on campus for my freshman year and the adventure began. And now here we are at senior year. I have so much to be thankful for during my time here at DelVal. The list below just begins to touch on the things I am thankful for.
- Thank you for being my home away from home the past four years.
- Thank you for allowing me to go off on my own, grow up, and become independent.
- Thank you for introducing me to a diverse group of people, so different from back home.
- Thank you for letting me find some of my very best friends. Ones that I have learned and grown from; ones that I can see remaining a part of my life in the future.
- Thank you even for the people who came in and out of my life; they taught me so much about life and myself.
- Thank you for the professors who pushed and inspired me to do and be my very best to reach my goals. Especially the ones who reminded me of why I was here and where I was going.
- Thank you for all the opportunities you have given me, including working as a tutor, a supplemental instructor, and a resident assistant. From these positions, I gave back to the community, helped others, developed my leadership, and grew as an individual.
- Thank you for allowing me to pursue my passion in Small Animal Science.
- Thank you for allowing me to discover and explore my passion in English.
- And lastly, thank you for putting me on the road to follow my dreams of becoming a veterinarian.
Well DelVal, here is to our last two weeks together. I have to say, it has been one heck of a ride over the past four years. However, without you, I would never have the opportunity to go on my next adventure. I will miss you DelVal, but I am looking forward to what the future holds at Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine on St. Kitts Island.