Ten years. Ten, long, hard, tear filled years, and I have finally graduated. I am now forever a Broncho! And while I realize that I have said in previous posts that I am a Jayhawk, my heart filled with so much love and pride for my alma mater, the University of Central Oklahoma. They were the first school to ask me to call them home. The first ones to open their doors to me and say “you belong here, with us. Be a Broncho.” And I am so grateful for that! Because now I can say I have an alma mater. I have a home, a mascot and a school identity that is uniquely my own. For the last six years, I have shared Brett’s alma mater (KU) and have loved it like it was mine, but now, I have one. And it is so incredible!
Will I continue to cheer for the Jayhawks, absolutely; but now, I’m a Broncho, too. And while we may not be high profile, division I athletics, we are pretty incredible, too. As a matter of fact, our softball team is headed to the College World Series!
So, thank you. Thank you to UCO for letting me call you home. For being one of the most diverse places I’ve ever been and by helping me make my dream of graduating come true. Go Bronchos!