Graduation isn't a Permanent Goodbye....Thanks to Facebook!

Written by: 
Brenda Smith, Bowling Green Campus student

Students throwing caps at graduationWell another term has come and gone at Daymar College in Bowling Green, KY. It has been a great term.

I have gotten to know a lot of great students and instructors. With this term ending, it is just a few weeks away until graduation time. You get used to seeing your classmates and to know that many of them will not be in class with you ever again brings a lump in your throat.

Let me tell you a story...

Before I began school at Daymar College,  I worked as a manager at an apartment complex that catered to college students.  My job was to get to know these students. I called them my kids.  I do not remember a single student that did not have something special to offer. I remember this one particular baseball player that moved into the apartments during his Junior year. He lived very far away from his parents so I just took on the role as his "away from home mom".   He was so polite, well-mannered and he loved life. I remember, as if it was yesterday, the day he came into the office and said he was transferring to a school that was closer to his home. My heart dropped. I imagined this person never walking into my office again. On that day I reflected back to all the students who have come and went. There was no such thing as Facebook back then so when they left, they left and I never saw them again. I tried throughout the years not to get too attached to anyone that could say goodbye.

I tell you that story to let you know there is light at the end of the tunnel. Do not be afraid of making friends with your classmates.  Here at Daymar College, I have made several friends but saying goodbye is easier to accept now there is Facebook.

The other day in one of my classes we had an "end of the term" brunch. We all brought food and we just enjoyed each other's company. I did not think about not seeing these wonderful people because I know we are only a "LIKE" away. We can go to the Daymar College Facebook page and keep up to date on the things that go on here and we can request someone to be our friend. I have so many students who are friends with me on Facebook. When I start to miss them I just scan my Facebook and check to see what is happening in their lives and say hello.

 So to all of you that are walking the line this July, I look forward to your success stories on Facebook. We are a friend request away.