[nabs-l] Experiences at LCB Brianna McDowell

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> On Jun 28, 2017, at 11:13 PM, Michael Ausbun via NABS-L <nabs-l at nfbnet.org> wrote:
> 
> Hey there,
> I am a current student here at the Louisiana Center for the Blind; although,
> I graduate on Friday. Honestly, I wish I would have come to training before
> I went off and got my B.A. in Philosophy; the world would have been so much
> more opened, and opportunities would have been much greater. Before coming
> here, I did all right. I managed not to starve to death, I traveled around
> ok, I finished college; but there was so many things I was not doing, which
> I could have been doing, and just never had the courage to try. LCB has done
> a lot for me, but most of all it has increased my confidence in my own
> ability, while providing me with the skills to truly live the life I want to
> live fully integrated, while receiving competitive employment and equal
> access to technology, job prospects, education, and so many other things
> equal to my sighted  counterparts. I cannot wait to meet you, as I will be a
> graduate student at Louisiana Tech University when you arrive!
> Best,
> Michael Ausbun, Secretary
> National Association of Blind Students
> 
> -----Original Message-----
> From: NABS-L [mailto:nabs-l-bounces at nfbnet.org] On Behalf Of Rex Schuttler
> via NABS-L
> Sent: Wednesday, June 28, 2017 9:07 PM
> To: National Association of Blind Students mailing list <nabs-l at nfbnet.org>
> Cc: Rex Schuttler <rexschuttler at gmail.com>
> Subject: Re: [nabs-l] Experiences at LCB Brianna McDowell
> 
> Hello, I am a recent graduate of the Louisiana training center. And I'm also
> a counselor in their summer step program for high school students. And I
> just now completed my first college semester. Without the Lcb and their
> instructors I would not be where I'm at right now. Yes they will push you
> beyond your boundaries but it will be worth it in the long run.
> 
> Rex Schuttler
> Second Vice President of the national Federation of the blind of Oklahoma
> President of the Central Oklahoma chapter of the national Federation of the
> blind of Oklahoma cell phone number
> 918-955-6761
> 
>>> On Jun 28, 2017, at 4:09 PM, Leena Bandy via NABS-L <nabs-l at nfbnet.org>
>> wrote:
>> 
>> Louisiana is a great place. Ruston is a small town too in many ways so I
> think the feel will be similar. They are strict and will push you, but they
> are patient too. You will be in an apartment and they'll help you with your
> first shopping excursion and get you situated. You have your Braille, tech,
> home management, and travel classes along with woodshop. I enjoyed being in
> the play the center puts on every year at convention and the extra trips
> outside of class were a lot of fun. Just try to steer clear of the drama and
> it will be a great experience. Mine was great but had issues, but I blame
> the fact that I was 19 and very naive so found myself mixing with the wrong
> people.
>> 
>> ----- Original Message -----
>> From: Brianna's Email via NABS-L  <nabs-l at nfbnet.org>
>> To: nabs-l at nfbnet.org
>> Date: Wednesday, June 28, 2017 16:04
>> Subject: [nabs-l] Experiences at LCB Brianna McDowell
>> 
>>> 
>>> 
>>> Hi everyone, my name is Brianna McDowell. I'm a blind college student
> from Georgia. I've just recently graduated from college with my associates
> degree in social work. I've decided to go ahead and start independence
> training at the Louisiana Center For the Blind. I'd like to know what
> experiences those of you who went had. What can I expect t? Also, I guess
> I'm a bit nervous because I'll be far away from home in an unfamiliar city.
> I'm from a small town in Georgia, and i've lost some of the orientation and
> mobility skills I learned in school.
>>> Look forward to hearing from you Guys soon Brianna 
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