Show # 016 "College Freshman In America" February 10, 2012 Dani Livingston, Wade Cotton, Nick Brown, Charlie Lockhart, Rachel Elizabeth Jackson James Patterson - Pastor, New Harvest Christian Center (Anniston, Alabama)
(L-R) Dani Livingston, Wade Cotton, Nick Brown, Charlie Lockhart, Rachel E. Jackson
Show # 016 was a show dedicated to college freshman from all across the land. The "College Freshman In America" show, featuring Jacksonville State University freshman Wade Cotton, Nick Brown, Charlie Lockhart and Rachel Elizabeth Jackson, explained the struggles, strides and lessons they have learned as first year college students. They expounded on the importance of freshman year in college, the significant progression of maturity that freshman year in college presents, as well as the need to understand the new challenges that face college freshman such as sexual promiscuity, drugs and alcohol. Jacksonville State University sophomore, Dani Livingston, provided insight on her freshman year, what she learned during those times and how she has applied those lessons to her life as an upperclassmen.
James Patterson - Pastor, New Harvest Christian Center (Anniston, Alabama)
Pastor James Patterson of The New Harvest Christian Center in Anniston, Alabama, provided inspirational and spiritual advice to graduating high school seniors entering college as well as current college freshman on the importance of keeping a relationship with your parents after transitioning to college, the intricate maturation process that develops within graduating seniors and college freshman, how important it is for parents of entering college freshman to understand this transition period as well as how to positively handle it. Patterson, who has a daughter scheduled to leave off for college in August of this year, also described the need for students within that age range to heed the advice of their parents, for they are still maturing. During the show, Ed mentioned that he wished he would have taken the wisdom of his parents earlier in his life and that doing so would have made parts of his childhood better.