Helen Boldenow—SIDL Graduate, April 2002
"My experience in the Board of Governors Program was very positive. I wanted to enhance my education with new authors and new ideas. I needed encouragement and self-confidence. I wanted to be able to compose a good essay. At Governors State University the professors were encouraging in every way. I did not have to attend any evening classes. As my essay writing improved, I began to write portfolios of my life's experiences. I was healed as I poured myself out while writing a portfolio on death."
"Doing well in school, having more confidence, and graduating gave me more courage to tackle life's many problems as an 80-year old widow. My life has expanded and I have more reading and learning to do than ever before. Because of my new-born confidence, I can better fulfill my spiritual mandate to be strong and capable so that I can help others."
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