by Brandon Summers
On March 14, 2016 (Pi day– coincidentally) I decided to drop Adv. Matrix Theory and discontinue pursing my math degree. Despite my best efforts, I just couldn’t do the work for Linear Algebra II/Adv. Matrix Theory. This is the only class that I need to graduate. It’s also a class that I’ve failed repeatedly— five times to be exact.
Dropping out of school one class shy of a diploma sounds ridiculous— I know. I feel the same way. However, It’s not that simple. A lot has happened between 2006 and 2016. At this point, I’m exhausted, frustrated, and ready to move on. I wish things could have turned out differently. Friends, family, and future employers will certainly have a lot of questions, so I decided to create a site for you and anyone interested in understanding my story.
Thank you: Mom and Dad, Dad*, my brother, my best friend, and my close friends (you know who you are) for always being in my corner. Fort Valley State University for the opportunity and the experiences. All the passersby on the Vegas strip who dropped money in my tip jar over the years. All the people I’ve met along the way.
UPDATE // May 2017: I Graduated
After changing my major to Liberal Studies and taking an additional course (PSYC 4073 Cross-Cultural Psychology), I was able to graduate. [Read More]
Fort Valley State University (2006-2011, 2017)
University of Nevada Reno (2011, 2013, 2015) [Non-degree seeking]
University of Nevada Las Vegas (2009-2016) [Non-degree seeking]