I recently asked Kaylee to write a few paragraphs about her early experience here at Kent State. I thought what she had to say was pretty cool!
“My name is Kaylee Rose Graden, I am a junior at Kent State studying interior design. When I was a freshman, I spent a lot of time alone because I never left my room. It was fine for a while, I logged many hours on Netflix and I had a few friends I would see once in a while. Even Though I had Jesus, after a while, I started feeling pretty depressed. I tried joining different groups throughout campus, but it was hard finding a group that I fit in with and could have healthy lasting relationships. Without fellowship with other Christians it was challenging to keep growing with Jesus.
After having a year like that I decided going into my sophomore year that I wasn’t going to have a repeat of freshman year. I prayed all summer that God would plant me in a good group of people that I belonged in and would help me to grow as a person with Him. That’s when I got plugged into Kent Chi Alpha! And the difference between my freshman and sophomore years were practically night and day. Being surrounded with people who love the Lord and me made for an awesome experience! I went from not really liking school to loving it, and now I’m looking forward to the next 2 years. I pray you follow God to wherever he is calling you so you don’t have to go through the freshman year I went through. Find your niche with people who love Jesus, and have a great time! Welcome to Kent State!”