As a new member of the Lions’ Chronicle I am excited to get started working with the staff and members of the University. I have always loved to write and am interested in following the arts and entertainment. I am a mother of three gorgeous children. My daughter Krystabella (Bella) just turned ten and she is beautiful and bright. My oldest son Jolseff (Joey) is four and he is the light of my life; that is a child that radiates goodness! My youngest is called Joshuel (Joshy) and he is a wild child. Joshy is seventeen months old and has a heart of gold and the ferociousness of a lion. My husband Joseph and I have been married nine and a half years, mostly of them good! I recently returned to school as a full-time student and have jumped in with both feet. I am a Girl Scout leader, active in my church, involved in a playgroup, and a book club. I look forward to hearing from you and getting my views out there. Feel free to drop me a line at firstname.lastname@example.org.
As a founding member of the Lions’ Chronicle, I am very proud of being part of its publication. It is a challenge to meet deadlines, but that is part of the excitement. We have some great people on the staff. Being a senior and almost finished with my studies, I will miss being involved with its publication
I am 69 years old and have enjoyed my college experience. Yes, some may think it odd that I have done this; but I would not trade my experience for anything.
I was fortunate to be able to have a successful career in sales and management without the benefit of a college degree. But it is a different world today, and the competition is a lot stronger. To those of you that don’t know what you want to do, I would suggest that you do your very best in your studies. When something comes along you will have the tools to compete.
I am a senior English major pursuing a minor in media communication. The Lions’ Chronicle is an important outlet for students to discuss campus and community issues, and I am glad to be a part of the student voice.
The first thing I should say is that I am called by my middle name, Pauline. As a girl back in the 70s I desired to someday "go to college" and now as a non-traditional student I am excited to finally live the dream. I have a wonderful spouse who shared in raising our four children, two of who are currently pursuing their college degrees, one a District Attorney in Texas, and the other a partner with his father in business. Always a lover of words, stories and the art of writing, I am pleased to have the opportunity to write for the Lions’ Chronicle here at UA Fort Smith.
Ok, so being a full time college student with 3 full time kids is crazy. Add into that my ambition to do all pursuits excellently and my bad habit of taking on way too much. Life then becomes an entertaining demonstration of plate spinning. I seriously cannot imagine what, if anything, in my humble little life would be of any interest to anyone besides those who know me and love all my little personality quirks. But here goes...
A few things I need to clear up right off the bat:
So there’s the rundown, twenty of the most random things about me that you never wanted to know. If you are still hanging in there and reading this, I have one more confession…
I know zip diddly about sports. So please be patient with me as I learn the lingo and report the goings on around campus about all things sports related. I am really looking forward to working with the Chronicle and getting to know the readership. Feel free to email me with suggestions or news I may need to know about at email@example.com.
"Do any of us, except in our dreams, truly expect to be reunited with our hearts' deepest loves, even when they leave us only for minutes, and on the most mundane of errands? No, not at all. Each time they go from our sight we in our secret hearts count them as dead. Having been given so much, we reason, how could we expect not to be brought as low as Lucifer for the staggering presumption of our love?" — Stephen King.
My family and childhood friends call me Jeannie. Most of my friends and professors at the University call me Jean. I’m a non-traditional student with an intellectual and loving husband, Rick. “And cute, don’t forget cute,” he says.
We have an assortment of awesome children – we consider his two and my two to be our children, and we picked up a couple additions along the way. We had five teenagers in a three-bedroom duplex one summer. The noise didn’t bother me but thank God we had two bathrooms.
My passion is writing. I’ve been known to sit at my computer and write for hours on end because I need to – it isn’t possible for me to not write. In high school, I enrolled in journalism classes and had the great fortune to work on the yearbook, newspaper, and literary magazine with an extremely talented and energetic advisor, John Cutsinger.
During my senior year (go ahead and guess what year that was), our yearbook – which we titled Yourbook – was one of only ten Gold medalists in a national competition sponsored by Columbia University. The staff went to New York City and attended a journalism workshop at Columbia as our reward. We were inspired.
And I meant to go to a university with a prestigious journalism department, but got married instead. So, I had a family, worked at a couple of small town newspapers, and took a few classes off and on – mostly off – through the years. When I finally had the opportunity, I came back to school. In addition to the obvious benefit of earning a degree, the experience has been a true blessing in a number of ways:
There’s more, but those four items are my major blessings.
You probably thought I was going to talk about the Chronicle and what it means to me. But even though the Chronicle plays a large part in my life, I consider this “About Us” page to be an excellent place to share my thoughts about the people and things most important to me.
I hope you’ll think of this essay as a quid pro quo offering and feel free to share your thoughts with me in return. If you do, please send your email to me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
One of my main goals as a writing specialist is to help my students identify their own compelling reasons to write so that they can use their literate skills to participate in our democratic society. A free press is one of the basic tenets of a democratic society, and a student newspaper is both a source of and a forum for compelling reasons to write. I am excited to be a part of such a challenging endeavor and to be working with such an outstanding group of students.