I was originally going to be an art major, and was looking at other colleges. However, I wasn't really pleased with what I saw. I was also considering architecture, and my dream to be a pilot was also getting pushed further to the front of my mind. My dad is actually a Baylor alumni, and I'd always heard great things about it. Being from the Waco area, I'd also grown up around it and felt a little familiar with it, so I started looking into it. Baylor had art, architecture, aviation, and Air Force ROTC – all things I was looking at. I decided that if I was accepted to Baylor, once I figured out what I wanted to study, Baylor would have it and I'd go from there.
Aviation won out – the thought of getting flight training plus a degree was very intriguing. I made the right choice. I truly believe this is the greatest program at Baylor – who else lets you fly airplanes for a major?
Baylor has been great – it's a home away from home. I've made lasting experiences and friendships being involved around campus in the Fine Arts Living Learning Community, participating in the Alpha Lambda Delta honor society, and now the Baylor Aviation Organization that I've restarted with the help of classmate Robert Baker.
Flight training at Baylor has allowed me the flexibility to choose which flight school to utilize. This has allowed me to shape my flight training to best suit my needs. The adventures have been great too! Having the freedom to fly whenever and wherever has been truly awesome. From Ruidoso, NM to St. Petersburg, FL, and dozens of places between, the Aviation Science degree has truly allowed me to expand my horizons. Coupled with a broad and diverse spectrum of aviation courses to take, plus the fundamental Baylor education, I know I'm receiving a learning experience second to none that will prepare me to have a successful career upon graduation.