Letter to the Editor

Decision jeopardizes college goals

Saturday, March 19, 2005

To the editor:

I am a Three Rivers Community College student, and I have been disappointed at the decision that Southeast Missouri State University has made in regard to severing ties with Three Rivers. Many dreams of finishing college will be lost forever.

I never would have thought that I would ever be able to attend college. But with the help of Three Rivers and Internet classes, I have been able to take classes at the age of 47. This decision was a drastic one, and I am afraid that many young people -- and older ones too -- will not be able to finish their degrees, because these recent decisions will make it too costly.

Three Rivers has been great for me and others that I know who were unable to go to college when we were younger because it was unaffordable and beyond our reach. The dean and staff are all so helpful and determined to help students make their dreams come true in regard to education.

I just wanted to voice my opinion and let people know how tragic this decision will be for many.