Matthew Nelson



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You know how adults say, “you can never be truly ready.” Things like marriage, children, and leaving home. In a way, I can understand those things because they are life-altering. But if that’s the case, then what's the point of premarital marriage counseling, parenting classes, and home ec in high school?

I knew at the age of 9 that college was where I was meant to be, and it would change my life. I was infatuated with the idea of university – it was always a part of the plan. I dedicated my entire life to getting to college and despite this experience being meant to be life-altering.

I was ready.


English and Communication

Degree Name

Bachelor of Arts (BA)

Degree Program

Communication Studies

Document Type


Publication Date

Spring 2023


Fontbonne University Archives


St. Louis, MO

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2023 Honors Portfolio

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