Major at Covenant:
Most influential experience at Covenant:
During my senior year I was the resident assistant of Blackwatch, a men’s hall in Founders. I came into that year with so many expectations as to how I was going to lead the other men on the hall. The Lord really broke down a lot of my pre-conceived ideas about what it means to lead. I learned that to lead is often to be vulnerable and humble. Those were hard but good lessons, and I emerged with a better knowledge of self, along with many a good and faithful friend.
Why I chose Covenant:
I was home-schooled until my senior year of high school. At that point, my parents sent me to a private Christian school. Having also played soccer since I was four, I knew that I wanted an environment that was competitive in sports and rich academically. When I arrived at Covenant Day School, and the headmistress sat me down and told me about the Covenant community, and how they integrate faith into all they pursued, I was really interested. Upon my first visit to the college, I experienced one of those ethereal moments where I really felt that Covenant was where I needed and wanted to be. After spending time with students, sitting in on classes, playing with the soccer team and worshipping in chapel, I was convinced that Covenant was a place to push the limits of my knowledge, to be challenged and convicted relationally, and to learn how to worship my savior in whatever endeavors I pursued.
Co-curricular activities during college:
Varsity Soccer Player, Chapel Worship Leader, RUF Small Group Leader, Resident Assistant and Member of the Outdoors Club.
Favorite/most influential class:
Historiography. As a History major, I was required to take a class on the theory of studying history. From day one we dove into not only what it has meant to be a historian, but what it now means to write history. I was fascinated by the way in which the study of history has so dramatically changed over the last two hundred years. While I have always loved history and its study, I never knew it would inform so much of my mental framework. That class literally changed how I view all of academia, for the better, I might add.
Favorite Covenant event:
Commencement. When the bagpipes start playing, the students start cheering. The entire community is gathered together to celebrate the Lord and what He has done for Covenant. It is in that moment that I am most effectively reminded of Covenant’s vision and purpose, not only in what it has done for me but what it will do for others.