When the economy began to take a downturn, it hit me and my growing family hard. I know for a fact that I wasn’t the only one being affected. Many who were working with me in the town where I was born were struggling with the challenges of a changing climate in the aviation industry. My wife was fortunate to be in a career at the time that allowed her to work from home; it was one of the benefits of the pioneering age of social media. She could literally work from anywhere in the country. Read more
Time flies. It seems like just yesterday I stepped foot on campus to start classes. Now, two years after transferring to Regent University, here I am as a graduate from the College of Arts and Sciences. In this video, I reflect on where God has taken me over the past few years and dream in expectations of where He will take me next.
In the summertime, Regent takes on a new personality. Classes slow down and the buzz of student activity dies down to a quiet hum. As the heat outside goes up, it seems life in general has started to cool down.
By the time the school year was coming to an end, most of my peers had already begun buzzing about what they planned to do with their summers. The majority of them were headed back home, setting out to see past friends, work old jobs, and loaf around as much as possible. Others were going out to complete internships – boosting their resumes and gathering new life experiences. Another group chose to leave the country, spending their free months travelling the world and serving the Lord through missions.
I, on the other hand, had opted for a different path. Read more
I am not a scientist, or even a Science major. In fact, I have to say a big “Thank God!” to the fact that Regent University offers transfer credits so that I do not have to take another science class ever again. Now that we’ve established that I am not an expert on the subject, let me tell you one thing I do know.
Science impacts your relationships. Specifically, gravity.
Gravity is what holds us all down on the Earth. It is the force that makes it easy to lift a feather but not a TV. Gravity pulls at us every day. Read more
May 1, 2014 was set aside as a National Day of Prayer. Many people throughout the country took time out to specifically pray for numerous personal, social, spiritual, and political issues on a local, regional, and global level. This day of prayer came right at the close of another scholastic year, and just two days before many of my fellow students received their various and well-earned degrees of higher learning. While many in our nation may question the merits of an actual day being set aside for prayer, I for one can fully appreciate it, and have come to value it greatly; both as a believer in Christ, and as a student living on campus here at Regent University.
Here’s more from Hollywood Experience 2014 student, Alicia LeBlanc, who sums up the highlights of a busy first week in Los Angeles:
Pre-trip: I came to the Hollywood Experience having already made the decision and steps to move to L.A. in a few months. What I was hoping to gain on this trip were some tools and advice for next steps to take as far as getting started in the industry and settled.
Saturday, May 10 – We arrived in L.A.! I feel very welcomed by the amazing folks at our apartment complex. Also, I’m learning how to pronounce “La Brea.” Read more
Coming out of grad season, college students everywhere are both reflecting and looking ahead. There are many lasts and many firsts to be had as the year transitions into summer and lives are moving and shaking in between.
This was my first semester as a Regent University student. I didn’t know that many people, but I made an effort to be involved in more than just classes. UnChapel, the student led Thursday night Chapel service, was a great opportunity for me to grow spiritually and meet other students. Although I have not yet found a particular niche within the student body, UnChapel gave me the opportunity to see what fruit four years of undergrad could bear. Read more
I can’t believe it’s been a year since I went on Regent’s first Hollywood Experience. With all that’s happened since then, some days it feels like another lifetime. But seeing photos and hearing stories from this year’s crop of students studying in Los Angeles, it feels like only yesterday I was walking those Miracle Mile streets, sitting in that L.A. Film Studies Center class, and dreaming those big Hollywood dreams.
This year, several students are sending us posts from the trenches at the 2014 Hollywood Experience. Our first blogger is SCA alumna Alicia LeBlanc (’11), MFA in Script & Screenwriting. Read more
May. That lovely month where college students all across the nation make their way home. The hassle of packing, finishing finals, and traveling are all a part of the university experience and home becomes that light at the end of the tunnel for many of us. For the past two years, I have made the trek from Regent University all the way back to my hometown of Valdez, Alaska, for the summer break. My excitement is focused on seeing my family again, so the journey goes by fairly quickly now. Read more
The e-mail from Regent University’s Director of Marketing and Communications read, “Congratulations, Bloggers! I am pleased to welcome you to the family of blog contributors for ‘Out of the Ordinary,’ the new Regent student blog” (March, 2012). I remember that day well. I was ecstatic. I wanted to try out my writing hands, kind of like one’s “sea legs.” In my blogs, I had, and still have, a two-fold purpose that I wanted to accomplish.
The first was that I wanted to bring glory to God in each blog. I knew that the temptation would be strong to wander off of that purpose and pursue some sort of agenda. I asked God to keep my writing aligned with His purposes. One thing that I have learned in this time of blogging for Regent is that if one earnestly desires to bring glory to God in whatever it is he or she is doing, He will accept it as praise and worship and use it for even mightier things!
The second purpose that I wanted to accomplish was to fulfill the blog objective which “. . . is to highlight how your education and experience at Regent is reflected in all areas of life.” (Tocquigny, March, 2012) Wow, what a privilege that a great university like Regent would ask me to talk about my education and experiences, and how it has transformed my life, if I only had the time and opportunity to expound on that.
As an online student, I haven’t even visited the campus yet; however, I look forward to visiting some day and meeting the great faculty, and hopefully fellow students, who have guided my education and experience at Regent. In all of this, I want to take the time to say “thank you.” First, I want to thank Jesus for what He has done for me personally in His saving grace. I became a Christian in 1995, and these last 19 years have been amazing. I am a truly transformed man, and am continually being transformed from glory to glory (2 Corinthians 3:18).
Second, I want to thank Regent and everyone who is associated with the university. From the school’s founder, Dr. Pat Robertson, through every dean, department head, instructor, faculty member, fellow student and alumni; the people of Regent University have embraced the Gospel of Jesus Christ and are always looking for innovative and tangible ways to share that Gospel worldwide. By God’s amazing grace in so many ways, this has been a truly wonderful educational experience!
Regent University Associate Director of Marketing and Communications, personal communications, March 06, 2012
Student Blog Contributor Guide. Tocquigny: A Measured Approach. March 8, 2012, Regent University.