All of us writers for the Campus Post have enjoyed blogging the past couple of weeks about some exciting events around our campus, and there certainly are a lot of things going on every day at Pensacola Christian College. But college is more than stag outings and picnics. While those events add to the fun of college life, they are not the reason I came to college. I chose to attend PCC in order to acquire a great education.
But what does acquiring a great education entail? First, the administration must be on the same page for the academic goals of the college. There is not a doubt in my mind that the administration at PCC is constantly working to make the school better academically. They are a unified whole that keeps helping the school improve. Second, the college must be staffed with godly and excellent teachers. This is another area in which PCC excels. The teachers at this institution are among some of the best teachers one could ever ask for. Multiple professors have changed my life during the course of my three years here!
There is one more ingredient in acquiring a great education, and it is simply YOU, the student. If there is a single thing I have learned during my time at PCC, it is that I will get as much out of my education as I put into it. Homework, projects, speeches, research papers—none of the things I listed are necessarily “fun,” but it is the time I put into each of those things that will prepare me for the future God has called me to. Each project, each paper, each book read can be an immense help to me if I choose to do them to the best of my abilities. Sometimes my best falls short, but then a teacher comes up beside me and helps me learn how to do better. The school can do everything, provide wonderful administration and staff, but your education is your choice!
Many of you reading this are going to be attending college soon or you are a college student already. It is easy to complain about homework and projects, but would you really learn anything without work? Each of you wants to obtain a good quality education, one that will be helpful and beneficial to you in the future. Just remember, it is up to YOU to acquire a great education!