Advice for the Class of 2020

Group of freshmen students stand reading pamphlets at convocation

With classes starting this week, some William Peace University alumni wanted to reach out and give advice to the class of 2020.

  • “When you are able to intern, make sure to take as many as you can. Even if you aren’t paid, the experience itself is a paycheck and gives you a leg up.” – Ashley Simms, Class of 2009
  • “Have a good time but make sure to study too.” – Patch Perry, Class of 1961
  • “I promise you this is a place you’ll never forget, so keep doing what you’re doing because it will pay off” -Kirsten Benzaquen, Class of 2011
  • “Really take the time to figure out who you are as a person, and once you have, hold onto it, because it will be beneficial after you leave Peace.” – Melvin Gray, Class of 2016
  • “Follow your passion and take advantage of every tool Peace has to offer.” – Alli Leggett-Woolard, Class of 2001
  • “Take your dissatisfaction and turn it into satisfaction. Odds are if you let someone know at Peace, there is a chance that it can be changed for the betterment of the institution.” – Dawn Dillon, Class of 1986
  • “Don’t let something slide by you, because you’ll never know what opportunities or advice you may miss along the way.” – Sarah Barge, Class of 1979
  • “Come in with an open mind ready to tackle those new challenges as it only makes you a better person and will have a positive impact on you.” -Bryson Gibson, Class of 2015
  • “This isn’t a rehearsal and you don’t get a do over, so you might as well try for the impossible.” – Megan Hoffner, Class of 2011
  • “Understand that Peace is unlike any other college campus because of the intimacy you feel, not only from the students, but the professors as well.” – Anthony McCue, Class of 2016
  • “Make sure to space out your classes, and take the time to take a little bit of everything Peace has to offer.” – Danica Co, Class of 2013
  • “Remember we all have an accountability to leave our legacy at Peace.” – Ginger Shields, Class of 1977
  • “Believe in yourself and find someone who can believe in you.” – Gale Wilkens, Class of 2013
  • “Accept that failure is on the path to success.” – Dr. Kirsten Wynns, Class of 1997
  • “Take advantage of every opportunity that’s offered to you, because it will help you develop so many different skills that will only benefit you in the future.” – Sara Jo Manning, Class of 1958 and 1960
  • “Love it, work hard, and enjoy it because this is an incredible time in your life.” – Laura Elliot, Class of 1969
  • “Realize that the friends you make here are forever.”- Jane Bondurant, Class of 1971
  • “Appreciate the history of Peace, how it’s transitioned, and learn where you come from.” – Rachel Reynolds, Class of 2000
  • “Don’t get caught up on the little things, and always remember to not lose sight on the forest because you are to busy focusing on a single tree.” – Lee Rast, Class of 1975
  • “Make sure to get out of your room and see all of the opportunities you have to make lifelong friends and get involved in Peace.”- Marilyn Butler Inman, Class of 1984

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