Online Education Blog Posts

Below are the thoughts of some students currently enrolled in a Lamar University online degree program. You can read more about their experiences, their struggles, their dreams, and their hopes. Follow along as they tell their stories, and perhaps you too will be inspired to continue your education. See All Education Authors.


Michele Riddle

Face-to-Face Is Not the Only Way

July 1, 2017

By Michele Riddle

Face-to-face is not the only way for students to learn. I believe this is true because I am actively participating in learning through the Lamar graduate program without ever having stepped foot on a traditional school campus.

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It’s July!

July 6, 2017

By Becky Rowlett

It’s July! Yea! We just celebrated 4th of July and are planning a mini vacation close to home. Summer is a great time to jump ahead on assignments. This month I would like to remind you how to manage time with classes, as well as other things that need to be done for your program.

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My Final Semester

July 12, 2017

By Erin Stocco

I am so excited for my final semester and working one on one with the school’s counselor. There is so much to learn, and there will come so many opportunities to apply my learning.

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How to survive sweet summer time...

June 30, 2017

By Chelsea Pimentel

Summer time for a graduate student can be somewhat hectic, frustrating, and a wee bit stressful. Being in the education field, you get to see all your friends and co-workers fully embrace and enjoy their summers with trips, lazy TV watching days, and just an overall carefree two months.

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I Got the Job!

July 1, 2017

By Stephanie Grissett

In two short months, I will officially be a school counselor for Austin ISD! I’m shocked, nervous, excited, and everything else in between. At first, I'd thought what if I couldn’t get the job?

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2nd Masters vs. Doctoral Degree

April 10, 2017

By Daniel Taylor

Today while sitting in the Teacher’s Lounge, working on the start of my 8th class with Lamar University, one of my co-workers asked me why I was working on a second master’s.

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Course-Break Blues

May 17, 2017

By Susie Dusang

After I finished my seventh course, I breathed a sigh of relief, looking forward to a three week break. The break, thus far, has not been an easy one because I am so used to doing work that I do not know what to do with my time.

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Midsummer Has Arrived

June 30, 2017

By Leigh Ann Eckols

Midsummer has arrived. I am enjoying the sun and being able to complete school work without the competition of my job. There is more time to read and complete assignments during the day.

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The Webinar

May 31, 2017

By Meghann Latimer

The webinar is by far the most important piece of the Lamar Graduate program. The webinar is the only time that you have the professor’s undivided attention to ask questions or go over the weekly assignments.

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I Just DON’T KNOW Yet

June 18, 2017

By Tracy Pompei

I feel compelled to begin my late post with why it is late. In the beginning days of this week, I tried to write what I think about learning. Then, I did some research on the theories and collected my initial thoughts again on separate paper.

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Have Fun, but Be Safe

June 5, 2017

By Rebecca Montgomery

It is finally summer time, and the question we ask ourselves the most is how should we spend it. Some of us, such as myself, will be taking classes. Others will be traveling somewhere sometime during this summer break.

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What a Great Online Class

July 17, 2017

By Keyshia Roberson

So I just wrapped up with my last class that was over the Human Life Span. Although I have had many classes here that I have enjoyed taking, I can’t say enough how much I enjoyed this class.

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Heather Ward

Follow Suit with an Online M.Ed.

June 29, 2017

By Heather Ward

This summer has been very busy with school, work, and two of my oldest children leaving for college — one is headed to Colorado in August, and the other one is headed to Ohio.

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Gabriela Mora

One of the Best Decisions I’ve Made

May 31, 2017

By Gabriela Mora

Every day when I wake up, I am one day closer to graduating with a Master of Education in Clinical Mental Health Counseling and becoming a Licensed Professional Counselor.

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Hayley Rodriguez

Further Your Learning

June 16, 2017

By Hayley Rodriguez

I am currently enrolled in the Summer I course for my master’s in Teacher Leadership. I have completed three courses so far and will have completed another course in about three weeks.

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Kelly Joyce

Fake It ’til You Make It

April 29, 2017

By Kelly Joyce

I am a student, not an expert. I don’t pretend to be. Or maybe I do. I sometimes need to sound like an authority on a topic, an author, or a new concept. I put together the little bit of knowledge that I have gleaned from my readings and research and try my best to sound…well…smart.

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Rebecca Recco

You Can Always Count On Change

June 17 2017

By Rebecca Recco

One thing you can always count on in life is change. In the past year, I’ve suffered the deaths of two people very close to me, and I also got a job offer that I couldn’t refuse that requires me to move cross-country.

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Hank Pendley

Summer Time Study Tips

May 31, 2017

By Hank Pendley

SUMMER is here! If you’re an educator, you have awaited this time for the past few weeks. Well, it’s here! Here are some tips to ensure that you can still enjoy your summer and the vacations that come along with it, all while keeping up with your graduate level studies.

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