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


October 2, 2017

By Michele Riddle

Last week, I updated my Facebook page: “D.O.N.E. Done!” I am officially finished with my graduate program at Lamar University. I completed my final five-week course, and I now must patiently wait for graduation in December.

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September 28, 2017

By Becky Rowlett

The start of school is always overwhelming. As a teacher, mom and a student, I find myself rushing through the day to get everything done. I often talk about how to manage time and use time wisely, but this month did not go so well.

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Let Go and Let The Universe Decide

October 1, 2017

By Erin Stocco

This last month, I have seen so much go by that is not in my hands. Hurricane Harvey hit hard. Whether or not one person found a resolution, someone else did not.

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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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Put Pride Aside

October 5, 2017

By Stephanie Grissett

Life as a student/wife/mother-to-be/school counselor has been very hard these past two months. Not only am I fighting morning sickness while still taking courses, but I’m also in the middle of practicum, preparing to take my licensing exam in December.

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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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Unique Semester

September 28, 2017

By Leigh Ann Eckols

This has been a unique semester so far. To begin with, we had to push back our first course because of Hurricane Harvey. This devastating storm affected so many across the Gulf Coast, but Lamar worked with students and staff during the disaster.

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The Bathroom

October 2, 2017

By Meghann Latimer

Do you ever have those days as a mom or dad when your kids will not leave you alone? I have many days like that with six-year-old twins. When you are deep in thought or working on a crucial part of your paper, even a small distraction can cause chaos in your brain.

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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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Consultation Class

September 29, 2017

By Keyshia Roberson

This has been a tough month with everything going on with Harvey, but I am glad to say things finally fell in line with classes. I am on my 2nd year of my master’s in clinical mental health counseling, and I am pleased to say that I am almost done with my consultation class.

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Heather Ward

Thankful for Lamar University

October 2, 2017

By Heather Ward

August was an interesting month. School was delayed due to the water issues in Beaumont; there were students and teachers stranded, and in my city, Dallas, drivers were afraid they would run out of fuel.

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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

Time Heals All Things

September 24, 2017

By Hayley Rodriguez

As this month comes to an end, I am excited to announce that I am halfway done with my Master of Education in Teacher Leadership. After the devastating disaster of Hurricane Harvey that impacted this area, it feels good to finally get back into the routine of things with family, work, and school.

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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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