An Introduction by Katie Princehouse

Fall has always been my favorite time of year… football games, apple orchards, pumpkin spice lattes, jeans and sweatshirts weather. The Indianola campus is simply stunning right now with the changing colors of the leaves. It’s the time of year that our staff are gearing up for the spring semester…

In my role as the Director of Enrollment, I have the privilege of helping prospective students learn about Simpson College and assisting with them throughout the admissions process. I enjoy getting to know them and hearing the reasons people make the decision to either start or continue their educational journey. We call this our students’ “Why”.

Your “Why” comes in many variations: seeking career promotions, the desire to graduate from college before your children do, after experiencing a major life event such as marriage, a move or new job, or simply finishing to conquer a personal goal.  Whatever your “Why” is, acknowledge it, remember it, write it down and reflect on it from time to time. As life happens and the balancing act of college, school, work, family gets to be too much, school will most likely be the first to go. When you are able to take a breath of relief, take that moment to remember your “Why”. It’s what motivated you to return to college…let it motivate you to finish your degree.

Wishing you a safe and wonderful holiday season,

Katie Princehouse

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