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College 101: First Year Experience

What is College 101?

College 101, a two-credit First Year Experience (FYE) course offered in the fall semester. College 101 is designed to enhance the transition and adjustment of first-year students attending Baldwin Wallace University. Students, a peer mentor (Course Assistant), and the course professor will engage in stimulating discussions and critically examine topics relevant to college life through the chosen novel and/or text, guest speakers and shared classroom experiences.

Benefits of College 101

As a student in College 101 you will:

  • Understand the mission of Baldwin Wallace University and the life-long advantages of a liberal arts education through discussions about higher education, college curriculum and the College's expectations of a successful student.
  • Engage with the BW community by actively participating in co-curricular activities to enhance leadership skills.
  • Begin to develop skills to enhance your future endeavors through academic and personal growth.
  • Be able to recall campus resources that encourage learning through hands on experience to establish personal and professional goals.


Fall 2013 Speaker: Kyle Maynard

Kyle Maynard is a motivational speaker, author, entrepreneur and athlete. Despite being born with arms that end at the elbows and legs near the knees, Kyle's wrestled for one of the best teams in the Southeast, set records in weightlifting, fought in mixed martial arts, and most recently became the first man to crawl on his own to the summit of Mt. Kilimanjaro, the highest mountain in Africa.

His story has been featured on The Oprah Winfrey Show, Larry King Live, ESPN's Sportscenter, HBO's Real Sports, ABC's 20/20 and Good Morning America, and as a cover story in USA Today. He continues to inspire as the author of his book, No Excuses (2005), a New York Times bestseller.

Our Office

Marc Adkins
Director of Student Success Initiatives

Samantha Schulz
Student Success Initiatives Graduate Intern

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