3rd Quarter, 2007
Recession Relief Scholarship Winner
” I’m Lauren Royall. I’m 24 and currently reside in Denver, Colorado with my boyfriend, Jack, and our two adorable cats, Toby and Victor. My mother was in the Air Force, so I was born on Scott Air Force Base in Illinois, and grew up on military bases around the United States. We settled in the Denver area in 1995 when my mom retired after 20 years in the service.
I completed a B.A. in English from the Metropolitan State College of Denver in December of 2004. After a life-changing but extremely expensive surgery in November of 2006, I decided to return to school to earn my Masters in Business Administration through the University of Phoenix. Though I don’t currently use my education in my “real” job as a waitress, I do use many of the business skills I have learned in my Avon business. I hope to have my very own business one day, and know that my MBA will help get me there.
My hobbies include reading, writing, playing the piano, singing, cooking, and crafts of all sorts. My ultimate goal is to be able travel the world, especially to Egypt, as well as having more time for all the things I enjoy. After all, we work to live; we don’t live to work.”