Happy National College Colors Day! I hope you’re sporting your college’s colors today! As you can see by my graphic above, I have a bit of a dilemma. Yes, I attended three universities within the state of Georgia. So which colors will I wear? You’ll have to read to the end to find out!
In picking my first University I got three things right. First, it was the right size for me, second, it was in the right setting, and third it had all the courses I wanted. What I got wrong was that it was the wrong kind of school for me. This biologist just didn’t belong at an engineering school!
The second University I attended was perfect. It met the first three criteria above plus was a liberal arts school and had night classes. This was important because by this time I needed money.
The third University I attended for a graduate program. It was a larger school, but the perfect one for my program. As a graduate student I blocked out all the other college stuff like football games and campus clubs.
I found it interesting that North Dakota published a document called the Top Ten Reasons NOT to Choose a College. The list includes: your boyfriend or girlfriend goes there, your best friend is going there, it’s a party school (which one isn’t?), you decided in 7th grade you wanted to go there, your mom and dad went there, it has a good football team, your school counselor said it was a good pick, it is pretigious, tuition is low, and it looks good in the guidebook (ie. go visit!). Find their document at http://www.nd.gov/cte/crn/docs/ReasonsNotToChooseCollege.pdf.
So now I must answer the question of which colors will I be wearing. Several factors played into my decision. The first school I attended was the only one where I had the true college experience and participated in campus organizations. I had a blast and my husband will attest to the fact that I wore this college’s sweatshirt until it fell apart. I have to admit that I didn’t ever buy any item with the second University’s logo. The only piece of clothing with a University’s logo I own now is…UGA’s! Red and black..go Dawgs! Sic ‘em! Woof, woof, woof! It’s a Georgia thing. Many apologies to my wonderful Tech and State friends! Send me a shirt and I’ll wear it next year!