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

Proud to be a Cardinal

September 1, 2017

By Michele Riddle

As are many Texans, Lamar students are having to deal with the horrific effects of Hurricane Harvey. Lamar University wasted no time in accommodating their students, faculty, and other employees after the storm.

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It’s Time for New School Supplies

August 4, 2017

By Becky Rowlett

It’s one of my favorite times of year! SCHOOL SUPPLY! I am a school supply JUNKIE! I love looking at all of the new pens, notebooks, and binders. I usually go overboard with all of the sales on pens, paper, and spirals.

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Change is Important

August 12, 2017

By Erin Stocco

Change is important. I think that the hardest part for those around me while getting this degree is getting used to the limitations I impose. I am a giver; that’s why I am getting a school counseling degree.

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A Grateful Heart

August 31, 2017

By Chelsea Pimentel

As I sit here contemplating what my next blog will discuss, I can’t help but think about the devastation our poor south and southeast Texas is going through.

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We’re Almost There!

August 30, 2017

By Stephanie Grissett

And we’re off! Another school year, another course, and, most importantly, only eight more months until graduation! Only four more months for others. Either way, there’s no denying the finish line rapidly appearing in everyone’s sights.

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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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September is suddenly here!

August 30, 2017

By Leigh Ann Eckols

September is suddenly here! My district’s students were supposed to come back, but we have had some tropical weather giving us an odd school beginning. It is stressful and sad that this has happened.

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Study Environment

September 1, 2017

By Meghann Latimer

With school in full swing, school right about now is getting rough. I know I forgot the amount of effort and time that online classes take over my long summer.

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Today Must Be a Day of Good Luck

July 18, 2017

By Tracy Pompei

Life is an amazing thing, with twists and turns and signposts along the way. Some of those we stop to notice and note, sometimes not. I always begin my posts or writing with my reflection about some of the most important things I have learned and/or applied upon the journey of the assignment, topic�whatever it is.

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Summer Adventures

August 6, 2017

By Rebecca Montgomery

This month was an awesome month for me, since not only is it my birthday month, but I also got to travel via RV to Florida. And let me say just what an amazing experience that it was.

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Final Summer Class

August 10, 2017

By Keyshia Roberson

I am in my final summer class for the summer semester of my degree. I must say I have obtained a lot of knowledge and feel more and more prepared to apply my knowledge to the field I plan on working in very soon.

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Heather Ward

Moving Right Along

July 29, 2017

By Heather Ward

My Clinical Mental Health Counseling master’s program is moving right along. In a couple of months, we will attend Residency. That is an opportunity to meet instructors and classmates who you have seen only online up to this point.

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Gabriela Mora

Hurricane Harvey

August 31, 2017

By Gabriela Mora

Writing this month is sort of hard because Hurricane Harvey has effected Beaumont and so many students and staff members at Lamar University. Our classes are postponed a week because of this disaster, and although the rains have stopped, more damage from the floods is occurring.

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Hayley Rodriguez

Amazing News

August 20, 2017

By Hayley Rodriguez

I couldn’t be happier to be sharing this amazing news: One of my hardest classes has just come to an end. It was such an exciting moment to realize that I actually made it through the longest five weeks of my life.

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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

One Year Down

August 20, 2017

By Rebecca Recco

As I am writing this, I am celebrating a year since starting back to school at Lamar University online. I have two classes left this fall before beginning my final project and graduating next fall.

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Hank Pendley

An Aspiring Educational Leader

July 19, 2017

By Hank Pendley

In May of 2018, I will have completed my graduate study of Educational Leadership with Lamar University. Many teachers become administrators because they are exhausted from being in the classroom and need the break, when in reality, there is no break in the field of education.

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