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The Ahlquist Top 10 of 2016

For the last three years, I have created a top 10 list featuring moments, highlights and announcements that made the year memorable. Click the years to check out those past posts from 2013, 2014 and 2015! So let me state this upfront. 2016 was not an easy year, not just for the Ahlquist’s, but what seemed to be for […]

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Finding my Footing

Tomorrow is my 35th birthday. And at no other point in my life have I felt more sure and secure of my purpose and passion. Even as I post this blog I am on the road, serving as a keynote speaker at three separate campuses in northern Georgia. I am loving what I am doing and […]

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The (not so secret) Club of Speaking in Higher Ed

This post is part of a project that Dr. Ann Marie Klotz and I are offering for higher education professionals interested in sharing their speaking and expertise professionally. Student Affairs Speaker #SquadGoals aims to open doors and accessibility through building a supportive community of speakers through education and mentorship . As our rollout shares, At the beginning of […]

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The One Year Niche: Blogging about Social Media in Higher Education

One year ago, July 22nd, 2013 I posted what would be the first of my posts about Social Media in Higher Education. Titled: Student Engagement Through Social Media: #IsItPossible?  I thought I’d share my thoughts from my doctoral program class assignment and was blown away the positive response beyond my classmates on Twitter. It inspired me to […]

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Our Puppy Parker Turns One!

(Around) the 4th of July one year ago our puppy Parker was born.  I say ‘around’ because even his rescuers could only estimate his age.  Living with his mother and four brothers & sisters on the streets of South Central LA, things were not looking so great for this Lab-Boxer-Border Collie mixed family. Luckily a concerned resident […]

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My First Year Blogging

One year ago I created this blog, writing my first post called “A six week experiment: Leap Blog.”  I set out to blog everyday for six weeks.  I had also just left a job to commit to my doctoral program full-time, so the idea of taking a leap of faith was all around me. Leaping […]

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