Lindsay Bost, a Greyhound Grad from Eastern New Mexico University, in Antarctica one day. Traveling to all seven continents, including the icy desert, is on her bucket list.
Lindsay kick started her world travels with a summer trip to Europe, as a graduation present to herself.
It's been my dream ever since I was six years old to see the blue-topped white houses in Santorini. I finally got to make those dreams come true,” said the graduate, who received a bachelor’s degree in business administration in May 2017.
She enjoyed touring Italy and Greece.
“Between the lottery, academic and athletic scholarship I've received over the years, I do not have any loans to repay. Eastern left me debt-free and I was able to save the money I earned at Four Seasons to make this trip happen, which I never thought was possible,” she explained.
Lindsay attended the Four Seasons Resort Rancho Encantado conference with the College of Business and landed a summer internship in Santa Fe in spring 2016. After the internship, she accepted a full-time position offered at Four Seasons. She has worked there ever since and completed the final year of her degree plan through online courses.
“This was just the first of many opportunities my degree has given me,” she said.
She was on the Dean’s List every semester while attending Eastern. Lindsay has also been a member of multiple honor societies, including Delta Mu Delta and Phi Kappa Phi.
Her favorite award so far was winning “Most Spirited in Volleyball.”
The athlete was born in Phoenix, Arizona. Her family moved to Seattle for two years before returning to Phoenix. When she hit the sixth grade, her family moved again to Rio Rancho, New Mexico, where Lindsay would finish her high school career at V. Sue Cleveland High School.
Sia Poyer, the volleyball coach at ENMU, was looking for players and invited her for a campus visit. He had seen her play at a tournament in Albuquerque, New Mexico.
After the visit, Lindsay changed her mind about where she intended going. She loved the ENMU campus and thought it was the right place to be.
“I signed up and the rest is history,” she said.
She loved her experience at ENMU because of the “close-knit feeling” that brings people together. She has grown close to her fellow volleyball players and business majors over the years. According to Lindsay, her relationships will “last a lifetime.”
“It is not your typical D1 school experience, but rather an intimate setting that you will look back on over the years and fondly remember,” she said.
The close community is what drew her to ENMU, and it is the reason she recommends the school to others.
Now that she has returned from her first international adventure, she hopes to earn her real-estate license to “kick start her family’s real estate company.”
Her goal for the distant future (besides traveling the world) is doing facilities management for an NFL, MLB, NHL or NBA team, integrating athletics into her business career. She wants to work game day operations or do strategy and budgeting.
Eastern was the first step, opening doors for her to pursue her goals.
I love Eastern,” Lindsay said.