Stephen Lenius alumni

I realized my career had been stuck for many years because I lacked a bachelor’s degree. I chose Metropolitan State University because it seemed more suited to adult learners than other colleges and universities I looked at.

What did you like best about attending Metropolitan State?

The people — the instructors, the staff, and my fellow students. It's good to be in an atmosphere with people who are committed to teaching and learning.

What did you like best about your program?

The fact that it was my program — I could design an individualized bachelor's degree that really fit me.

What are you doing now?

Every day is different, because I am working on so many different projects right now. Sometimes I work in Target's advertising department, sometimes I do editorial work at home, and sometimes I work on writing my next book. (My first book is Life, Leather and the Pursuit of Happiness, a collection of columns I wrote for Lavender Magazine.)

How has going to college changed your life?

It has made me think and write differently and it has made me see and understand the world differently.

What has been your best learning moment at Metropolitan State?

It's not really a moment, but the process of putting together my capstone website for my final class was filled with many Aha! moments. Putting together that website, and then sharing it with people, has continually increased my appreciation for all my experiences and learning at Metropolitan State.

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  • Majors And Minors
    Individualized B.A.
    Focus Area: Cultural Leadership Through Writing and Design