GRADUATE PROFILE: LYNDA MOSS
Sandra Moore spoke with Lynda on convocation day:
LIVES IN: Flatrock, Newfoundland
TRAVEL TIME TO ATHABASCA: 8 hours by plane and car
PROGRAM COMPLETED: Bachelor of Arts
YEARS IT TOOK TO COMPLETE: 6
FAVORITE COURSE: Psychology of Aesthetics
LEAST FAVORITE COURSE: Philosophy
FAVORITE TUTOR: Bonnie Ryan-Fisher, Dale Lindskoy
HIGHEST FINAL GRADE: 90
LOWEST FINAL GRADE: 75
As I wandered through AU’s halls looking for graduates to interview, AU staff eagerly told me that I had to interview Lynda because she was such a bubbly, friendly person. I would have never guessed that Lynda was 47, she was very eager and excited to get the opportunity to portray her AU experience to the rest of her fellow AU students, and the staff was right about what a great personality she has. When asked about her thoughts on the AU convocation she said she felt like “Cinderella at the Ball.” Lynda was joined in Athabasca by her sister that she had not seen in 25 years and her son Scott, a roofer, who left a job in Winnipeg unfinished in order to make it to Athabasca in time to see his mother graduate. Lynda says her family has been so supportive of her obtaining her degree. They sacrificed a lot of her time, but they “gained the ability to endure their own adversity and develop commitment to their goals.” Obtaining this degree has “opened the door to a brave new world” and Lynda now plans to go on to get a Master’s degree in Counselling Psychology. She has already been accepted into the program at Vermont College in the United States. Her advice to those of you still trudging along towards those initials after your name is, “stand shoulder-to-shoulder together and work into the future proudly.”
Congratulation Lynda Moss, BA!
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