Serving Children In West India – My Travel Bug Story

IMG_2122Today’s Tuesday With Tulsa comes to us from David M., a 2010 TU graduate with a degree in Political Science. David is currently working as a campaign manager for The Shreyas Foundation in West India.

During the summer between my sophomore and junior year at TU, I elected to study abroad in Spain for seven months. Two of my older sisters had studied abroad during their college years, and I had known since I started college that I wanted to do it, too. I HAD to do it. TU had an incredible study abroad program, and as it was cheaper to send a student abroad then was the cost of tuition, it was practically free for me. Soon after I was bound for Europe.

Little did I know that my adventure abroad would lead me to where I am now. You see, I caught what people call “the travel bug,” (i.e. the complete and total inability to stay in one place for a prolonged period of time). Since that point, I have lived and worked in four different continents. After spending a year in Argentina, I made a feeble attempt to return to my hometown of Tulsa and keep a “steady” job. That lasted about a year before I started going crazy. My boss recognized my need to NOT be in a “steady” job, so he basically fired me from my position. I threw everything I owned into my car and moved back out to Washington D.C. where I had lived for a summer. I had no idea what I was going to do, but I just had to do SOMETHING. Continue reading

A Different Perspective on TU Football

Homecoming ProposalToday’s Tuesday with Tulsa blog post comes to us from Blair (BSBA Business Management and Marketing ’07) and Christina ‘Clayton’ (BS, Communication ’09) Frederick. The couple met at TU and are now married and reside in Houston.

Upon graduating from TU in 2007, I began work in the oil and gas industry in Houston. I quickly learned that each person in the professional world had a very different college experience. Most of my colleagues attended larger universities, but interestingly enough those of us who attended smaller schools seemed to have more memorable experiences. I love running into fellow alums; for example, my president at work. When I found out that he also attended TU it was exciting to share our stories of why our alma mater is simply the best. Continue reading

My TU Story…

photo 1Today’s Tuesday with Tulsa blog post comes to us from Caitriona Gannon Harris., a TU graduate with a B.S.(1996) and M.S. (1997) in communicative disorders. She is currently the Reach Coordinator and Writing Instructor for Monte Cassino Elementary School in Tulsa.

I wish I could report that when it came to going to college, I was a decisive person.  I was not.  Rather, I attended large, state universities before I returned to my own backyard to complete my undergraduate degree and then pursue my graduate degree in Communication Disorders at the University of Tulsa.  My decision to attend TU has helped pave a life path that has been full of opportunity, support and pride. Continue reading