First, I am extremely thankful for my job on campus. I was fortunate enough to be selected to work in the Communication Center my second semester at South, and this job has done wonders for me. I have made some really awesome friends, been able to help and interact with future Jags, and provide insight into the things I have learned while being a student here.
Second, I am thankful for the friends that turned into family. Since being at South, I have met so many wonderful people. Since joining Alpha Gamma Delta last October however, I have met four wonderful ladies who I have become nearly inseparable from. We are each other's family here at college, and I couldn't imagine it any other way. From family dinners, to having mental breakdowns (because college is hard sometimes), to just laughing until our stomachs ache; I can always count on them to lift me up. I don't think I could have been blessed with better people to keep me grounded while i'm 12 hours from home, and I don't think any other group of friends would be this near and dear to my heart. This year, I am unable to go home for Thanksgiving, and one of my friend's family invited to their place to celebrate. I couldn't be happier with the fact that there is always someone I can turn to either in the Sorority, or just in my tight group of friends. College is all about bettering yourself and making friendships that will last far past your college years. I am so grateful for mine, and know they will be beside me always.
Lastly, I am thankful for all of the amazing programs here at South. I am fortunate enough to be a part of the Early Acceptance for Nursing program, meaning that I already have a seat in Nursing school even though I am still taking prerequisites. In addition to that, all of our departments have wonderful professors and faculty who want nothing more than for you to succeed. I am also very proud and thankful that our Football program decided to make a little boy who is sick very happy by signing him onto the Football team as an honorary player. He was able to cheer on the Jags from the sideline and hang out with the players, and they treated him wonderfully. Some of the players even went and surprised him at school and ate lunch with him. I am so proud to call myself a Jaguar and I couldn't imagine spending my college years anywhere else!