Cannon Cargile spend over 30 years in the United States Marine Corps and retired. He currently works for the Marine Corps. He began his bachelor’s degree at the age of 53 and completed it at the age of 56. According to Cannon “you can teach an old dog new tricks.”
I just wanted to share my great experience with someone. Three and a half years ago I took my first class at Liberty. As a 54-year-old retired Marine who barely graduated high school, I was extremely nervous and even a little scared.
Over thirty years ago I graduated high school, second from last with a GPA of 1.5. This low GPA almost prevented me from enrolling at Liberty University. And this frustrated me because I did not think something I had done over thirty years ago should be a factor in what I wanted to accomplish in the present. Especially when you consider that I had just retired from a very successful 30-year career in the Marine Corps. I almost stop trying and turned away from Liberty. However, I was told that I could enroll in two classes and have my application reviewed and if I did well enough I would be granted access as a full-time student. I took the challenge and passed both classes with an “A”. Long story short, over the next three and a half years I not only passed all my classes I end up with a GPA of 3.90 graduating Summa Cum Laude. My only regret is that I did not do this 35 year ago. I would not trade a single minute for all the gold in the world. Well, there were a few days during algebra that I thought my mind would burst. But overall it was the most awesome experience I have had in a very long time. One of the best things about Liberty is the fact that every class revolves around a biblical worldview. This requires daily Bible study which helps students stay in His word throughout their studies. Thank you Liberty University and thank you to all my awesome and extremely helpful professors and teachers.
God bless and Semper Fidelis