Celebrating 2022 Graduates: Wallace and Hampton

As commencement approaches, we're celebrating a few of our best and brightest spring 2022 graduates. This edition features Lauren Wallace, a double major in Criminal Justice and Behavioral Sciences, and Brittany Hampton, an RN-to-BSN graduate.

 


 

Lauren MacKenzie Wallace – Criminal Justice and Behavioral Sciences

 

Lauren WallaceSpecial Honors or Recognitions

Criminal Justice Academic Excellence Award
Dean's List: Fall 2020 - Spring 2022

 

Favorite thing about your experience at TWU?

My favorite thing about TWU is the people there. Everyone at TWU was always so welcoming to me and happy to help me with anything that I may need help with.

 

Do you have plans after graduation? Job? Grad School?

I'm planning on attending graduate school in the fall.

 

Are there other unique aspects of your story?

I was a commuter student that traveled one hour and thirty minutes (one way) to school. The professors were always so understanding if I was running a few minutes behind due to traffic issues.

 

What is one piece of advice you would give to an incoming TWU student?

I would tell an incoming TWU student to enjoy their experience at TWU and choose a major that you enjoy. Once you choose a major, make sure to continuously follow-up with your advisor and make sure that you're on track to graduate. It's also a good idea to double-check with the Registrar's Office to make sure their records reflect one's progress since they have the final say on what classes satisfy one's academic progress.

 


 

Brittany Hampton – RN-to-BSN

 

Brittany HamptonFavorite thing about your experience at TWU?

I truly enjoyed my experience while I have been at TWU. I feel like this program has helped me to gain knowledge to improve my nursing practice and further my career. All the staff I have encountered have been very helpful and always supportive throughout my time here.

 

Do you have plans after graduation? Job? Grad School?

I have recently accepted a promotion at my current job, and I believe that my experience at TWU has helped me to obtain this job. I also plan to pursue a master's degree in the future.

 

Are there other unique aspects of your story?

I am a busy wife, aunt, and full-time employee. I have been a nurse for almost 10 years, and I have been pursuing my bachelor's degree for close to seven years. I worked on my degree a little at a time over the past several years and I have finally finished!!

 

What is one piece of advice you would give to an incoming TWU student?

Utilize your teachers. They are always willing to help and will be instrumental in your success. Stay focused, breathe, and make sure to have a healthy work-school-life balance.