Learn how to navigate your first year of college with confidence! Covering everything from roommate troubles and class attendance to cash flow and visiting the campus nurse, Kipp and his wife combine humor with sage advice and little-known tips to help you survive the ups and downs of your exciting adventure. 128 pages, softcover from Barefoot Ministries.
Are you worried about Surviving Your First Year of College? Or are you so excited about new friends, new freedom, and dating that you haven’t even begun to think about classes, all-nighters, and ten-page papers? Whichever side of the spectrum you fall on-or maybe somewhere in between-this book is for you. Author Michael A. Kipp, who attended four different universities in four years and now teaches at a private Christian university, has seen it all and is here to help you navigate the worst parts of college and succeed at the best parts. With help from his wife, Sandy, he covers everything from roommate troubles to class attendance to cash flow to visiting the campus nurse. Whatever you’ve got a question about, this book covers it-because nobody wants more than us (except your parents, maybe) to see you not only survive college but actually thrive during your first year. So put down that summer reading, take a break from packing, get your mind off that upcoming goodbye to your significant other-and settle in for a few laughs and a lot of great tips about Surviving Your First Year of College. Your college years have the potential for the heights and depths of human experience which is what can make this experience such an exhilarating and exciting adventure. Welcome to the journey of entering college!
Michael A. Kipp is the associate professor of youth and family ministry at Northwest Nazarene University in Idaho. Prior to coming to NNU, Mike spent 13 years working with youth in California, Kansas, and Idaho. Mike Kipp is a husband, father, youth worker of 15+ years, and now the Michael earned his doctorate in Youth, Family and Culture at Fuller Theological Seminary in Pasadena California in 2009. Michael is married to Sandy and they enjoy playing and traveling with their two children Spencer and McKenna. When not reading, writing, correcting, advising, teaching, or preparing, Michael loves to wrestle with his kids and have family dance parties. Professor of youth and family ministry at Northwest Nazarene University in Idaho. Sandy Kipp is a graduate student in nutrition and dietetics at Eastern Michigan University. Prior to family life, Sandy worked as a business consultant and in high-tech-product marketing. However, after getting married and having and taking care of children, she became passionate about health and nutrition and decided to pursue dietetics. Sandy lives in Nampa, Idaho, with her husband, Mike, their two children, two kitties and two lizards.