On Tuesdays I feature something orange, and for the A to Z Challenge, I also needed the letter B. I found this Northampton County Area Community College(NCACC) logo in my old papers from 1986. NCACC is located in Bethlehem, and it’s where I went my first two years of college. From far north in Canada, I had applied to Oberlin, Brown, and Vassar, because they were part of the guidance office’s small collection of college catalogs, but I had no idea of the competition. I was on two waiting lists, which disappointed me then, but now seems miraculous.
I also applied to several Canadian universities and was planning on attending University of Toronto, but imagining moving all the way across Canada from Alberta to a city I’d never seen was overwhelming. I decided to spend the summer with my mother and sister in Bethlehem. A friend from church suggested I look at going to community college until I figured out what I wanted to do. I loved NCACC, and it’s where I met Stratoz. B is for Bethlehem, the Christmas City, with a star on the hill made of lights.
Where have you gone “in the meantime”?
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Hello from the A to Z. I went to Muhlenberg College in nearby Allentown, and always felt Bethlehem was a special place. Nice to meet you!
Nice to meet you too Tracy!
Here in Australia there is a fair bit less of moving far away to go to college/university, but it does happen a little bit.
I like the sound of that Christmas star 🙂
Trisha – Most of my friends in Canada also stayed close by for university.
What a wonderful story! I’ve picked up bits and pieces about how the two of you came to be, and now I know another piece in the puzzle!
More pieces of the puzzle to come!