"Selfish individualism is doomed. Sacrificial individualism will blossom. Individuality in itself is good. God gave each one of us a unique way to serve." - Sun Myung Moon, God's Hope for Man, 1973
All of us are concerned about something, whether it be our own future, or the futures of our families, our church, our country or the world. It's frustrating to learn of sad or horrific events and to feel there's little or nothing you can do about it. One thing I learned from True Father (Rev. Dr. Sun Myung Moon) was his amazing way of taking responsibility for even the most difficult problems.
Many young adults naturally have uncertainty about their future careers. At the last Open House at Barrytown College, one parent asked what the college would do to help his child "find a job." I explained that Barrytown College is committed to helping each of our students to experience one or more internships, which research shows is one of the best routes to getting hired.
But I couldn't help thinking that we don't want our children to just "find a job." Every field, whether you're talking about government, business, scientific research, artistic endeavors, church ministry, etc., is desperately in need of LEADERS, people who have a public mind and vision for the future, willingness to sacrifice for the whole, willingness to learn new paradigms as well as high personal standards. Young adults who have been challenged to develop these qualities will be eminently more attractive to potential employers, more motivated to learn the particular skills associated with that career field, and able to contribute to the business/organization in the long run. (They may also be more likely to end up running the company or starting a new one that can give others a job!)
Every college has a different campus culture. It's our commitment at Barrytown to help each of our students to discover their unique, God-given ability to serve the world. That's not just the religiously/morally right thing to do, it's also the right mindset to be successful in life. Don't you agree?
At an Open House, you'll have a chance to meet Dr. Keisuke Noda, Interim Dean of the College, Rachel Curry who directs the Student Life Department and can walk you through the newly renovated East Wing, Drissa Kone, our resident chaplain, Rhonda Altonen, our library director, as well as students and teachers. We'll walk you through the steps for applying and also for financial aid. You'll get a taste of some of the innovative courses offered at the college. An "Instant Decision Event" at the Open House will allow students to know on the spot whether they have been admitted.
Barrytown College is already accepting applications for the Fall 2015 entering class, and is ready to offer financial aid to student applicants including federal grants, loans and work-study.
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Financial aid will also include a generous Founder's Scholarship that covers up to 50% of tuition costs for applicants from Unificationist families as well as other scholarships for outstanding accomplishment.
For more information, or to apply online, explore our new website! And, please feel free to spread the word to anyone looking for a mind-heart-and-will-expanding college experience together with other young Unificationists from around the country and globe! Barrytown College is a place to discover your own unique ability to impact the world!