Sandra Moore spoke with Erin at AU convocation:
AU GRADUATE PROFILE OF ERIN WARDLAW
LIVES IN: Lethbridge, Alberta
TRAVEL TIME TO ATHABASCA: 7 hour drive
PROGRAM COMPLETED: Bachelor Of Arts – Psychology
YEARS IT TOOK TO COMPLETE: 4
FAVORITE COURSE: PSYC 343 – Issues & Strategies in Counselling Women and PSYC 406 – Introduction to Theories of Counselling and Psychotherapy
LEAST FAVORITE COURSE: MATH 215 – Statistics
FAVORITE TUTOR: Penny Hayduk & Carole Benner
HIGHEST FINAL GRADE: 96
LOWEST FINAL GRADE: 70
Erin, along with her husband Cody and her parents (who were all very proud of Erin), was another one of the recent graduates I accosted in the AUSU sponsored breakfast tent during convocation. Erin stated that she loved the AU experience, she excelled in all her classes and enjoyed AU much more than her traditional university experience.
Erin was one of the few people I met at convocation who actually completed their degree in four years, all while raising two children and working part-time. Erin thinks that obtaining this AU degree is “awesome.” She feels really proud and accomplished, but is also very happy to be done. She now plans on pursuing Graduate Studies with the Master of Counseling Program offered through AU.
Erin encourages other student to be organized and also encourages them to brave the drive to AU when it is their turn to graduate because convocation is such a wonderful experience!
Congratulations Erin Wardlaw, BA!
Look for more grad profiles in upcoming Voice issues. If you are an AU grad and you were not interviewed on convocation day, contact firstname.lastname@example.org to be a part of AU profiles. As always, we are seeking undergrads, tutors and staff for profiles as well.