In less than two weeks I will be graduating from Nyack College. To those of you who read my blog posts regularly, this will be my last post. Thank you for supporting my blogging and showing interest in what I have to say. I have thoroughly enjoyed writing for Life At Nyack, and I will definitely miss it. In fact, I have thoroughly enjoyed my entire stint as a Nyack College student, and I will miss the environment that I’ve enjoyed and the people with whom I’ve formed meaningful friendships. I am very excited to be graduating college, but the fact that I will leaving such a wonderful college makes graduating a bitter-sweet victory. So, I am both happy and sad to say, “Goodbye, Nyack.”
For everyone who hasn’t heard, let me lay out all of the significant updates in my life and plans for my future. As stated above, I will be graduating in less than two weeks. On May 10th, 2014 I will receive my degree in Biblical and Theological Studies. I will graduate Summa Cum Laude with honors. In just about a month I will be getting married to the one who God made just for me, Tulia. I will be working at a homeless shelter in our hometown for the summer, and then my wife and I will be moving to Boston to pursue further education. I will be going for a Masters of Divinity and a Masters of Social Work at Boston University. After completing our post-secondary education, my wife and I would like to start a church, the focus of which will be human services and social justice.
I have a lot of exciting things to look forward to, and I also have so many warm memories to look back on. While at Nyack College I have formed some meaningful friendships with some outstanding people. These people have caused me to grow in many areas of my life, and I have been able to better their lives as well. I have had some great experiences at Nyack, too. I had my rough patches, just as any college student does, but every rough patch was outweighed and overcome by the good and loving nature of Nyack College.
Now I must finally say goodbye to Nyack College. Or, better yet, see you later Nyack! I will return from time to time to visit old professors and bump into old friends. I would like to attend the graduations of some of my friends in years below me. If any Nyack students, professors, or alumni would like to visit me in Boston, they are welcome. So, Goodbye, Nyack…but not forever!