Posted on June 4, 2010 at 11:50 am
In less than two weeks I will be a college graduate. To be honest, it hasn’t really sunk in yet. I have been so busy trying to get everything done before the end of the school year that I haven’t had time to really think about graduation. There have been papers and projects due this week and just like always I waited 'til the last minute to finish them.
In October, I was elected senior class president. It’s been a blast, and being involved with the planning of all the class activities—while challenging at times—has been a lot of fun. The job is made easier by all the hard work of the other officers. We have a great team and I am sad that we will all be going our separate ways in a few weeks. I have no doubt, however, that I will continue to stay in touch with so many of the friends that I have made while at PUC.
The year hasn’t been without sadness. Ever in the minds and hearts of PUC are the four students who died in the tragic car accident during the 2007-2008 school year. Two of the students—Boaz Pak and Chong Shin—would have graduated with our class this year. As a tribute, the senior class made an effort to raise money, and two benches were installed on campus in memory of our friends.
PUC was also devastated this spring by the loss of professor, mentor and friend Jimmy Ha. Professor Ha had battled with pancreatic cancer for over a year. The senior class made him an honorary sponsor and was fortunate to have him speak at our senior recognition service in February. His words, example and continued faith were truly inspirational, and his death was a blow to the entire campus. While his passing was marked with sadness, the strength and of his conviction helped us all to realize that we will all meet again someday soon.
The four years I have spent at PUC have seemingly flown by. I really haven’t given much thought to what is next. Besides working at camp this summer, I don’t know what my future holds. What I do know, however, is that my time at PUC is something I will look back on with fondness and gratitude. It has been a great experience and I can’t wait to come home to PUC and take the long nostalgic walk down memory lane.
Carignane Lind von Pohle
Senior Communication Major
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