Friday, February 18, 2011


Kelly over at Kelly's Korner is doing Show Us Your Life: Alma Maters today so I thought I would do my first link up and promote my alma mater!

I am from Louisiana, but I do NOT bleed purple and gold and never will! This house bleeds blue and red and we cheer for the bulldogs! Matt and I both graduated from Louisiana Tech University in 2008.  LA Tech is in Ruston, LA which is also my hometown!  Ruston is a small college community that is also known for its peaches.  Tech has a beautiful campus and lots to offer. 

Being from Ruston and going to college at Tech, I knew I would see alot of people from high school, but Tech never once felt like high school!  I started out my college experience by going through formal recruitment.  This is something that no one else in my family had ever done before so I was a little nervous, but looking back I'm very glad I made the decision.  I became a member of Alpha Chi Omega and loved it!  I made many lasting friendships and enjoyed having the social, philanthropic, and sisterhood activities all through my college experience.  I still talk to a good number of my AX sisters and even help advise the chapter on Tech's campus.  Matt was a Kappa Sigma at Tech and he too stays in contact with many of his brothers. 
The AXO lodge on Tech's Campus

My AX sisters at my wedding

While at Tech I was a full time student and held pretty much a full time job either working at a gift shop or for a florist and babysitting.  During my last year at Tech, I got to work for the Dean's office in the College of Business.  I loved working on campus and loved the Dean's office because I got to know many of my professors.  The Dean's office was probably also the easiest and least stressful job I held while in college.  It allowed me to be on campus a whole lot more.
The Clock tower

This is one thing I looked forward to every spring....all the tulips that bloomed on campus.

The Lady of the Mist

Tech has many great academic programs.  I got to experience two while there (Biology and Business Management) and will possibly be seeing a third in the near future.  A few interesting things that Tech has on campus are a planetarium and the Idea Place.  Tech has a pretty good athletic program.  You probably haven't heard too much about our football team, but we did have one football alum play in the Super Bowl this year.  The Lady Techsters (women's basketball) are probably our most recognized and successful athletic team.  They are actually undefeated so far this season.  Tech is a great place to learn and there is always something to do on campus or in the Ruston community.

Tech the Bulldog