Tomorrow at noon my college career will come to a close.

In 2010 I applied to Oklahoma State University; Go Pokes! I did so for several reasons, most of which were related to the fact that many of my best friends were also attending OSU, and the relative closeness of the school to my home town. It has been an amazing 4 years, and I wouldn't change my decision for anything. I think I've received a worthwhile education, and I've had the opportunity to get it along side some great friends, old and new.  There are of course some things I wish I had done differently during my time here, but overall I think I got a lot out of the experience, and going to college certainly helped me discover my passion for what I think I would like to do with my life. 

I started off an engineering major, however my penchant for mathematics isn't high, so that journey wasn't meant to be. During that time I picked up a camera and really fell in love with the photography world. Halfway through my freshman year, I switched my major to marketing. I will make no objections to anyone saying marketing is an easier major. However, choosing this degree gave me the opportunity to explore my new found passion a lot more than an engineering major may have. I also believe my b-school education will be vital to helping me survive as a professional photographer.

I am extremely thankful for all of the opportunities I have been presented with in life, including of course my education. I am truly one of the luckiest people in the world, and I would like to thank the people that gave me those opportunities,  those who pushed, supported, questioned, and sacrificed for me. I can't imagine where I would be without these people and I hope I don't let you down.

Thank you.