Wednesday, March 21, 2007

Graduate Assistantship


Saturday, while playing backgammon and drinking Jameson with my family back in GR, I received a phone call from my advisor in the English office at NMU. He called to offer me the Graduate Assistant position that I'd applied for. This means that, starting next fall, I will be teaching a Freshman Composition class, on my own, but with guidance from a mentor. In addition, all my tuition will be waived and I'll be given a stipend to live on. I am very excited. and, i just figured I would update everyone. For those of you that were praying for this, thank you. We are blessed.

9 comments:

gram t. said...

Oh Jason, how very wonderful!We are so very happy for you. This was part of your reward for sitting in the upstairs room studying until the wee hours of the morning, while the rest of us played and slept. What a guy! blessings to you. gram and grandpa troost

Anonymous said...

hey brother,

I'm very proud of you, I had a great time with you last weekend, I will be up there this summer (I get my vacation back in May) you never cease to impress me with you're strength and determination when it comes to achieving you're goals in life, although I am you're "big brother" I learn from YOU every time we talk together. Love you alot man.

Just,
steve

Anonymous said...

Jason I couldnt be happier for you.You are such a special guy!!!!Congratulations.Much Love,Aunt Pam

Anonymous said...

Jas, you know how proud we are of you. What a absolute blessing and reward for your hard work. Since you picked a backgammon board to show on your blog, does that mean you are praticing? love, Dad.

jason shrontz said...

oh, i'm practicing. i got schooled when i was home. but... i'm practicing

Kate Tuinstra said...

Congratulations Jason! I am so happy for you! I know you will do very well! Just don't tell your class about your plan to capture a pet scorpion!

Alex Hershey said...

Congrats! You will be the coolest freshman prof ever.

Alex and Krista

Jason Heron said...

I think if I'd taken some early comp and/or lit courses from you, rather than from certain professors who shall remain nameless and pear-shaped, I'd be a better person. Less j-j-j-jaded.

Anonymous said...

Jas.....I'm so proud of you. You are such a gift. Keep up the hard work. Luv you more than the sky. Mom
PS: Kicked dad's butt in Backgammon this weekend.