When one thinks of “summer break” pool side sun bathing, swimming, playing and relaxing is often what comes to mind for most college students. However, this summer- Chandler Cooper of the Lipscomb Women’s Basketball team has a very full schedule, and according to her, it’s quite IDEAL.
“This summer is by far my busiest, most rewarding summer yet. Trying to balance 12 hours of class, an internship and training everyday makes for early mornings and late nights, but my favorite part of my schedule is being able to intern with the IDEAL Program. This program provides education and career development to students with intellectual and developmental disabilities. I have been with them since the beginning of May and plan to be with them until mid-August. I needed an internship in order to graduate and I would love to pursue a career in the disability field, so it was a perfect match! I am so glad I get to see the students once or twice a month at our get-togethers, and I am pumped for all the incoming and returning (19 students) to meet everyone else on campus in the Fall!