Tara is our youngest child. When it was time to select a college, we hoped Tara would pick one of Michigan’s prominent state universities. Most would be a 6 to 8 hour drive from our hometown, of Bark River, located in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. When Tara came home from a summer program at Harvard talking about the people she met from Purchase College and the great programs offered there, we never dreamt that Purchase would be her final choice.
To us New York was too far away. With Tara’s persistence, we visited Purchase College. Upon returning home from a campus visit, we received a call from the head of the Journalism Department, who called to see if Tara had any questions that she could help with. She told us about the freshmen learning communities, where
Two years have now passed and the Purchase experience has been wonderful, for both Tara and us. On a recent visit, we were touring the campus with two of our other daughters, and we ran into two of Tara’s professors. Both professors stopped to talk, addressing her in a personal manner that made us realize that Tara indeed was more than just a number or a dollar sign for the College. She is a student, with a name and a face, a student each professor took ownership in. Each was helping in the development of the person she was becoming.
Proud parents of a Purchase College student,
Bonnie and Karl Kutz