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The Rambler’s own David Hagen, former mass communication major and editor/content producer for The Rambler, is excited about what the future holds.

“It feels amazing to graduate, and [the graduation] ceremony was great fun,” Hagen said. “I have two more summer classes, [and] then I can start working in my field of studies after four amazing years in Texas.”

The next recent graduate didn’t have a four year run, but she made every minute count. Former President of Wesleyan’s Student Government Association and sociology major, Kelsi Holland, is taking the ram by its horns even after graduation.

“Life after graduation is not as hectic as enduring undergrad,” Holland said. “My future plans include working as an Academic Advisor at Eastfield College and then pursuing my master’s degree in Community Counseling at University of North Texas at Dallas.

“I miss the family atmosphere at Texas Wesleyan and my professors,” she said.

The longtime face of Wesleyan, Trent Sandles, former business major, is still adjusting to the idea of being a graduate. But, as always, he has a look of confidence and readiness for what’s to come.

“Life after graduation is somewhat surreal,” Sandles said. “[Being a graduate is surreal] mainly for the simple fact that I don’t have to study. Being able to come home and not worry about writing an essay or finishing a business proposal is refreshing. It certainly is an adjustment, but it’s not one that I don’t welcome.”

Samantha Max, seen with Sandles heading to Wesleyan’s robing ceremony to present the Golden Shears Award, is still seeking knowledge after graduation. Only now, that knowledge will come from places far from the smaller, smarter campus of Wesleyan.

“Life has been great since graduation,” Max said. “I am currently in France and [heading to] Spain studying abroad! There’s always something to learn, even after graduation. I have a job when I return, teaching 9th grade English.”

But, Max isn’t finished with Wesleyan. She is set to return for the fall semester as a graduate student in education where she will obtain a principal certification while teaching full time.