When I first took a leap of faith and headed to Belmont my freshman year I came to a new city without knowing a soul and hoped I had made the right decision. Now four years later I can’t even fathom going anywhere else. I can say with complete confidence that attending Belmont is one of the very best decisions I have ever made. Belmont has truly become my home these last few years and has fostered so much personal growth. It saddens me that in a month, I will be graduating but I remain incredibly thankful for every day on this campus.
During my time here I developed friendships like I have never known. I met people with similar interests yet who were also incredibly different. My peers inspired me as I watched them use their God given talents to help change the world. I was fueled by the passion of others as we all strived towards our individual goals. I was constantly surrounded by people from all across the country learning about different perspectives and beliefs, all the while becoming a lifelong learner.
Learning became more than a duty it became interactive and engaging. I learned from professors whose passion for their field poured out of them. I learned the importance of being inquisitive and always striving to truly understand.
It is said that you are whom you associate with and due to my association with Belmont students and faculty members I have become who I am today. Someone who is confident in who they are, driven, passionate and faith centered. Going to college can be simply going to school or it can be an opportunity to join a learning community that will shape your life forever. I may be graduating but I will always be affected by my time here at Belmont and will always be proud to be a Belmont Bruin!
Then and Now