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BentleyJD Donating Member (414 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 09:25 AM
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I was just invitied to attend graduate school....
at UCF. Not bad for an old over the hill guy.
I worked my ass off, and I guess they recognize it.
It is interesting to notice the difference between my attitude and so many younger students.
Of course, they had an easier time in Spanish, although somehow I earned a B
take care
tony and dietrich
ps this semester isn't starting out so hot, someone stole two new text books when I was in the facilities. Waiting to hear if blind services will pay for them again.
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Thtwudbeme Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 09:26 AM
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1. What are you studying and how old are you?
I am 40, and returning student; Religious studies.

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BentleyJD Donating Member (414 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 09:34 AM
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7. hi
I am a 51 year old returning student.
When my vision started going bad when I was 17 (retinitis pigmentosa) I found it impossible to concentrate on my studies.
I decided to go back. Psychology major, I find it so interesting.
Hope to do some sort of rehabilitation counseling.
take care
tony and dietrich
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huskerlaw Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 09:26 AM
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2. Congrats!
:party:

Sorry about the textbooks. Mean people suck.
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ewagner Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 09:26 AM
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3. Congrats!!!!
Sorry to hear about the text books.......

What's your major?

UCF grad, Charter Class 1970........
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Nicholas D Wolfwood Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 09:27 AM
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4. I was invited to attend Prison Camp by Ashcroft.
Just as good, no?
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T Roosevelt Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 09:31 AM
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5. I'm at UCF as well
PhD in the Engineering department. See what kind of fellowships you can get - the school has some money for these that often isn't taken.
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Stepup2 Donating Member (396 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 09:32 AM
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6. Congrats to you!!
Edited on Tue Jan-11-05 09:33 AM by Stepup2
I am 43 and have applied to several phd programs this fall. hope to get an acceptance letter somewhere.

Sorry some asshole swiped your books, it is hard enough to be a non-traditional student as it is.
Good Luck!
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gblady Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 10:03 AM
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8. congrats......me, too
I started Grad School this week, age 56. BA in psych 35 years ago, now going for Masters in Mental Health Counseling.
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Coventina Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 10:23 AM
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9. Congrats to both of you!
I'm starting my second semester of grad school!

Academia rocks!
I love it!
:toast:
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Stepup2 Donating Member (396 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 05:05 PM
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10. Whoo hoo to you!!
:grouphug:
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Dzimbowicz Donating Member (911 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 05:11 PM
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11. Congratulations
I was thirty-two upon entering grad school. Best of luck. I'm sorry to hear about the theft of your text books.

:toast:
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prolesunited Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 06:06 PM
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12. Thanks for sharing the good news!
I'm glad you stuck with everything. I'm sure you're an inspiration to many of the younger students in your classes.
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BentleyJD Donating Member (414 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 06:50 PM
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13. thanks for all the responses....
blind services said they'd buy my booka again.
Should be graduating by summer sometime.If I can hack spanish II
take care
tony and dietrich
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