I Was Born To Be A Camel
By Hunter Tadlock | November 8, 2013 | Leave a Comment
I was born to be a Camel. This idea might sound a little strange to you, but to me it is a really simple concept. When it came to applying to colleges, I was set on going to North Carolina State University because there was no way I was going to be like the rest of my family. Fate had different plans for me because it knew I was meant for the Campbell University life before I did. Looking back on the decision I made, I could not be any happier. I chose Campbell because it is a small school with a very home-like feel. The professors are always there for you if you need to talk or need help with something, and it is beyond easy to make friends on campus. No matter where I walk, I always find at least one person I know.
Most people think I chose Campbell to make my mother happy. She is an alumna of the class of 1986 at Campbell, and she is one proud Campbell graduate! As a teacher she is constantly telling students that they need to apply to Campbell and informing them of our amazing passing rates with our law and pharmacy schools. But, contrary to most people’s beliefs, I chose Campbell for myself.
My sister is a super senior right now at Campbell University with two majors and a minor. Those are big footsteps to follow especially when you go to the same college. We live together in an apartment on campus, and I could not be happier. My sister is my best friend and living with her helps me out a bunch. She is my biggest motivator and supporter at school.
There are many memories on this campus that were made with my family, and looking back, I could not imagine what it would have been like if I had not had the opportunity to contribute to these. My parents met at the Short Stop on campus while my father was working at Campbell and taking a few classes here. They actually lived in a trailer where the Convocation Center sits now. Since my dad grew up in Harnett County, most of his family worked on Campbell’s campus. So as you can see, my fate revolved around me becoming a Camel. I could not have chosen a better place to further my education and my memories with my family. We are just one big happy Campbell Camel family!