Tuesday, July 5, 2016

Once an Eagle

When I was in DC, I of course had to make a stop at AU. It'd been 5 years since I was on campus and I was long overdue for a trip to my alma mater.
The second I stepped through the Mass Ave gate I was going down memory lane and a bit giddy while doing it. Campus was super quiet since it was a Sunday in the summer, but there were various summer leadership things happening for teens. 
 AU isn't a very big campus (although what was once a huge parking lot is nearly a completed dorm and building complex). I just walked my favorite pathways and went down memory lane. 
Some buildings are super different, amazing what's changed in 5 years. The McKinley Building was the biggest change (aside from the whole new dorm next to my former residence). They added this modern expansion on the back. It was the discussion at the wedding "do you like it" - not sure yet!
As I first got onto campus and was heading towards my old dorm, an AU ambassador was directing people on campus for the summer programs to buildings and asked "can I help you find your program" - flattering that he thought I was a high schooler?!
I stood across from the Hurst Building, which is where the science labs are and where I had my bio classes freshman year. I realized, I came into AU an intended Bio major with plans to do physical therapy. But, left AU with a psychology degree and now hold 2 education degrees! 
It was so great to be back. It was an amazing 4 years there. Once an Eagle, always an Eagle!

I also realized the incoming freshman class were 8 when I started college. INSANE!

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17 thoughts on the matter:

Tom said... {Reply}

What a gorgeous campus, I must say the only thing I know about AU is from listening to The Diane Rehm Show. Such a lovely mix f old and new, thanks so much for sharing.

DrillerAA09 said... {Reply}

It's been too long since I have strolled down memory lane on the campus of my alma mater. Don't really know if I will ever have the opportunity to go back. I just don't have a reason to travel there. Last year I did attend my 50th high school reunion and get to walk the halls of the building. Wow, that was so cool. Have a blessed day.

Heather{Our Life In a Click} said... {Reply}

I love touring college campuses. It must have been so much fun to go back and see your alma mater. What a pretty campus!

Dara @ Not In Jersey said... {Reply}

Very cool that you got to go back! We took our kids to see Rutgers a few years ago!

Gina Kleinworth said... {Reply}

Very cool- that must have been great to see it all again.

Patrick weseman said... {Reply}

Nice campus

Jill Foley said... {Reply}

Beautiful - I dream of returning to my college and showing the girls where mom and dad met : )

NC Sue said... {Reply}

What a lovely campus - great shots!
Thank you for sharing at http://image-in-ing.blogspot.com/2016/07/happy-independence-day.html

Kelly Kardos said... {Reply}
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Kelly Kardos said... {Reply}

That is a gorgeous campus-glad you got to go back and revisit your college years

Nancy Chan said... {Reply}

Beautiful place, both inside and outside. Love the big compound and surrounded with plants and trees.

Buckeroomama said... {Reply}

It's always nice to go back to your alma mater. Yours is lovely. :)

Nancy Chan said... {Reply}

Just to let you know that I am now following you on GFC.

Clairejustine oxox said... {Reply}

Looks a lovely place :) I would love to take a walk around here...

Thanks for linking up

jandi said... {Reply}

What a beautiful campus!

likeschocolate said... {Reply}

What a lovely campus!

Anne (cornucopia) said... {Reply}

Beautiful campus. I prefer the older architecture over the new. Although that glass building is nice.