College Changes Everything: Adam Bayne

This video blog is the second of eight installments in a series that profiles college access professionals. During the selected interviews, participants explain how college proved to be a “game changer” in their lives. Interviews will appear on MCAN's blog every Tuesday, June 14 through August 2.  

Adam Bayne

Colleges Attended
Central Michigan University, Michigan State University 

Degrees Earned
Education (B.S., CMU), Educational Leadership (M.A., MSU)

Current Job Title/Employer
Secondary Principal, Holton Public Schools

Year of College Graduation 
CMU 2004, MSU 2008

Who, if anyone, encouraged you most to attend college?
My parents and teachers 

What surprised you most about college?
The quantity of opportunity was amazing! 

What was the biggest obstacle you had to overcome while attending college? 
Learning to navigate life as an individual 

Where do you think you'd be/what might you be doing if you hadn't attended college? 
Working in a factory 

Feel free to expand on your video response to tell us more about how/why college was a “game changer” for you. 
College provided me opportunities to expand my experiences and increase understanding of people. While I greatly appreciate the academic training I received in my college experience, the other involvements I had in campus life and student programming really provided me with skills I apply every day. College gave me amazing friends and memories. More than this, through my involvement at the Volunteer Center at CMU, I found a purpose and I'm blessed to live this purpose - my passion - everyday. 

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