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An Experience to Remember – Devon Schultz

Devon Shultz posing with the North Dakota Badlands in the background.

My experience here at UJ has definitely surprised me in a good way. Before coming to UJ, I always imagined myself going to a big university with all my high school friends…especially being from a small town—I wanted to go somewhere new and experience the city life.

However, I could not be happier with the decision I made to come here. I thought that having a big class where I could just blend in and be a part of the crowd is what a wanted, but coming here has shown me that I wanted the exact opposite.

Having professors who care about you and know you by name encourages me to do well in my academics and pushes me to be the best I can be. It’s nice to know that if I need help with anything outside of college, I can call any of my professors and they will help me the best they can, no questions asked.

Coming to UJ has given me another family. I have never had a group of friends closer to me than I do now. Being on the basketball team and participating in concert choir have given me friendships that I will have for the rest of my life, and I’ve made memories that I will be able to tell my family someday.

Devon Shultz posing with others in the concert choir while they are dressed for performance.

There are so many great things that I never would have had or been able to accomplish without coming here. Some of my biggest memories will be here at UJ, winning my first ever championship and getting a ring, writing my first ever song, going to California and Las Vegas and many other western states for the first time in my life, and so many other things that I will hold and cherish forever.

Devon Shultz posing in his Jimmie basketball uniform.My favorite part about UJ is the strong and supportive community built around it. The community is always so supportive of everything that happens here at UJ, whether it’s coming to the sporting events, coming to concerts and plays, or even putting on a massive block party every year. It’s amazing to see all of these people who don’t even know us show so much love and support.

The faculty members are also amazing; the fact that they know everyone by name and are so supportive of everything we do is incredible. I can never repay them for the things they have done for me. I will never forget the day I saw that some professors posted about my song on all of their social media pages. It was truly one of the best feelings.

Wrapping this up, I’m so glad I decided to come to UJ—the small tight-knit college and community can set anyone up to be great and to follow their dreams. Thank you UJ for giving me a college experience to remember.

Devon Shultz posing in front of a mural that is shaped like North Dakota

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Posted:October 23, 2020


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