As a freshman at Valdosta State University, I have experienced one of the most successful semesters in school. With Student Life and other student organizations always finding ways to help students feel at home, I have adjusted to this new life away from home. The professors have challenged me to do my best in their classes to rise to the occasion by believing in myself and working hard each day. I have found friends who are all about doing well in school and accomplishing some pretty amazing goals to be the best in their careers. Even though Valdosta is a smaller school than other schools, I enjoy real connections made with people who support my dreams and who are willing to help me accomplish my goals in life. I appreciate the Valdosta State University staff for working hard everyday to make my dreams come true with dedication, hard work, perseverance, challenges, and most of all support.