"A solid foundation is the key to a well-built home; the same can be said about my undergraduate experience at the University of Arkansas at Monticello. Growing up in rural Louisiana, it was not until I entered UAM in the fall of 1987 that my world started to expand. Being a first generation college student, my views started out pretty narrow, but a rigorous academic regimen combined with a rich out of classroom experience allowed me to dream new dreams, set new goals and reach higher than I previously imagined. UAM undoubtedly exceeded my expectations. I am honored to be a UAM Alumnus."