“Dear Dr. Dennard and Susan Galanski and Susan Moyer,
Thanks so very much for the generous gift card to Beyond Beaute! That was so thoughtful and a nice surprise. Michael and I and Mikayla’ parents, Linda and Stuart Criss, really appreciate all the encouragement and support you showed Mikayla during essay bootcamp. She is even more excited and feels super prepared to hit the button on August 1 to apply for the colleges on her list. And thank you for encouraging her to apply to other schools like Baylor and Texas A&M and not limit herself.
Grant is having a blast being a summer camp counselor at a boys Christian camp near Kerville where he went to camp for 5 years from 8-12 years old. He had an excellent freshman year at A&M in the corp. We feel his experience with Bright Futures was a key to the path he chose – and will always be one he looks back on with fondness. Thanks again and we wish you continued success as you impact the lives of so many -students and parents/families- in such a deep and long lasting way.
- Michelle Isermann
“Dear Dr. Dennard,
I cannot tell you how much this workshop meant to me. [Please] tell your team that they were so supportive and I sit here feeling that this essay is a part of my soul.
You all helped me realize who I really am and how much better I am for taking the class. I wish I could have you guys for every essay I ever write, but this weekend is a close second.
Tell everyone that they battled with me and they made me work for it, but they truly brought out the best in me.
Thank you so much!”
- Walter P., Rising High School Senior, Houston
“Hi Dr. Dennard, Thank you for the support – knowing you was a big help with the college application process.
I am planning to move in to U of H on the 23rd – little nervous.
Your feedback, and encouragement was the best in the application process. Also, your advice especially letting me know about theHonorsCollegeat U of H was very useful.
The workshop too was very helpful. I feel that I am as prepared as I can be to attend college.”
- Chandika Silva, Incoming Freshman, University of Houston
“Dear Bright Futures Staff,
I would like to express my appreciation for your incredible guidance that put me in the right direction. Your willingness to help me during an important time of my life has definitely benefitted my near future. I have been accepted into the Gateway Success Program at Texas A&M University! This program will assist me in the transition to college and allow me to go into freshman year with 7 credit hours as well as a background in college networking and resources. Personally, I believe that this is the best offer I could have gotten to transition to my life-long dream school!
The skills that Bright Futures possesses have clearly shown the way to polish and display an individual’s talents. As a team, you helped me present my characteristics in a manner that not even TAMU could turn down! I am thankful to have been given this unique opportunity to prove what I can do and am eager to succeed in this occasion. Thanks and Gig Em!”
- Erin Ginsberg
“Throughout the entire process I felt that you genuinely cared about my decision and well being. It is very refreshing to have the counselor who is guiding my family and me in the college process. You have influenced the most important aspects of my academic and personal life.”
- Sam Akinyeye, Class of 2008 attending The University of Texas, Liberal Arts Honors
Thanks for the note and all your help with Bayard. I recommend you to all my friends! One, with a freshman in college this year said that she planned on using your services for her other children because it was a stressful undertaking when faced on one’s own.
Bayard might not have gotten back with you but he is attending Colorado State in Fort Collins, CO. His major is Wildlife Biology. He doesn’t want to be a Park Ranger but is focusing on research. His dad and I see him as a park biologist one day. He was awarded CSU’s Presidential Scholarship based on academics. We are very grateful for your help with his educational pursuits these past four years.”
- Lisa Nicklow
I feel so terribly amiss in not thanking the person who made the most incredible difference in all of our lives these last several months. You are amazing! I am joyful for the completion of high school, but more importantly, for you doing such a fabulous job in motivating, directing, and encouraging Angela in the college process. We were thrilled that she had such great options, and that she was excited about her ultimate decision. I will continue to give you the greatest praise to others. You are professional, organized, and talented at what you do.”
- Diane Thornton, mother of student attending The University of Texas at Austin
“My parents and I just returned from Belmont’s Freshman Orientation! I had a good time and can’t wait to start as a Commercial Music major. I just want to thank you for playing such a huge part in this and helping me through the application process.”
- Lindsy Anton, Class of 2008
“You clearly love what you do, whether being a guide for teenagers or a community volunteer. You so inspire others by being this way.”
- Maryellen Oliver, parent of BFC students (University of Pennsylvania and Texas A&M University
“You have helped me so much in the college process and you have helped me look forward the future.”
- Trip Nistico, Class of 2009, attending Texas Christian University
“We worked with Bright Futures for both my son and daughter and I feel it was one of the best tools to help a student truly be prepared for success at the university level. Dr. Beth Dennard has encyclopedic knowledge of career paths and helping compare different schools and their benefits based on a student's individual needs. Your child will thank you and you will save yourself some headaches if you rely on this counseling.”
- Carol Andrus