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Re: Art Colleges versus Universities

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Lincoln Arts (lincarts)
Wed, 13 Jan 1999 15:10:15 -0800


Dear Sandra,

I must have missed the initial post that 'got' under your skin - whoa,
nellie. I have to agree with some of the others who have responded (to the
entire list) - so what? to where a degree came from - be it an art college
or a university. In these days and times, it doesn't seem to matter where
your degree came from - and often, not even what your degree is in - to get
hired.

My sister has a degree from a state college (not a university) in Ag
Education; is she an ag teacher? Nope. After graduation, she
substitute-taught for a very short time and discovered that teaching wasn't
for her. So she went to work for a non-profit agricultural organization,
then to an advertising/marketing firm that specialized in agriculture, and
now has her own, one-woman, marketing firm. What mattered to her employers
was that she had a degree - it didn't matter what in and where from; and her
clients only care that she can do the job.

Me? I've taken a lot of classes through the years, but I don't have a
degree in anything from anywhere - except life. Does that make me any less
of an educated, intelligent, thoughtful, knowledgeable-in-my-field,
professional, person? I don't think so!

And, while I happen to think spelling is important - it sure isn't the
be-all-end-all of life - and ideas count more than spelling.

So...keep doing what you're doing - sharing great ideas and ignore the rude
responders, and thanks!

Jeanne

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Jeanne-Marie Fritts
Executive Director
www.lincolnarts.org