Today the healthcare advisory board came to Baylor. One part of their visit is a luncheon that the healthcare students are invited to attend. The individuals who are on our advisory board not only support the program, but they also help to support those students who are in the program.
I had the pleasure of spending my lunch with Bill and Mary Jo Robbins, who are longtime supporters of Baylor University. I also had the opportunity to talk to Neil Fleming throughout the luncheon, who is helping to advance and develop the healthcare programming currently offered at Baylor.
I am always humbled and grateful for the support and encouragement that I receive when engaging with individuals who are our supporters. Knowing that we not only have faculty and staff at Baylor who are rooting for us, but also members of our advisory board is wonderful.
One topic of discussion during the luncheon was of lifelong learning. I have blogged about my interest in lifelong learning before, but hearing about its relevance to others further along in their careers is inspiring to me. I have always thought that exploring our curiosities is part of what makes life so enjoyable. Although I am certainly not always the best at spending my free time exploring, knowing that life-long learning is a part of others’ lives is reassurance and encouragement to continue exploring my own interests. It’s also a reminder that regardless of where my career is headed, that it is never too late to extend my education or to explore new opportunities.
I’m incredibly thankful to have such a large group of supporters and help as I develop professionally throughout this program.