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Alumni Profiles

Ryan Burns ’15

“God delights in his people serving in a variety of different spheres, and He delights in seeing His people help to bring about flourishing in His world.”

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Morgan Calhoun ’18

“Without Covenant, I am confident I would not have completed my PhD nor fully comprehend the degree to which my undergraduate education could further my understanding of God.”

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Dave Connis ’11

Dave's first two novels, The Temptation of Adam (2017) and Suggested Reading (2019), were poignant and successful young adult novels, and his trajectory as an author seemed clear.

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Kiaira Cooper ’14

“I am proud of my journey and thankful for where I am today, knowing where I started and where I came from."

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Cameron Cortman ’22

"The professors in the business department impacted my thinking greatly and constantly challenged me to consider what it looked like to be a Christian in the realm of business."

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Todd Fleming ’12

"Covenant developed in me the versatile skill of learning. I took a lot of core classes that I thought were pointless at the time, but now I realize that the exposure was instilling in me academic confidence and creative thinking."

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Jessica Florey ’20

“Soak in these gifts now; the next season will come.”

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Christina Fox ’96

"I learned about gospel-centered community by living with students and talking about matters of faith. Overall, Covenant taught me how to think biblically and view the world through the lens of Scripture."

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Jake Groenendyk ’14

"I was most thankful for how Covenant helped me see the beauty and value of individuals and the importance of not losing that in the day-to-day pressures of healthcare."

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Nathaniel Henriques ’18

"I don't think I would have my dream job so young if not for the countless people who impacted me at Covenant."

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Hannah Hodge ’19

"My coursework at Covenant prepared me for my work because it taught me to be a problem solver."

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Thomas Holcombe ’12

Thomas attended medical school on a military HPSP scholarship, was active duty Navy, then served as a flight surgeon. Covenant helped prepare him by broadening his education and giving him a firm foundation.


John Isaac ’79

“It was at Covenant that I learned how to study from a biblical viewpoint.”

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Sarah Jelgerhuis ’09

"Covenant taught me how to live life alongside others in a meaningful way.  The hands-on experiential discipleship lessons in relationships have enhanced the culture and mission of Paperwhite Designs."

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Kathryn Mizelle ’09

"I credit the rigorous academics at Covenant College for preparing me for law school and my career, and I'm incredibly thankful for the many professors and friends who encouraged me along the way."

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Abigail Kiratzis ’19

"The engineering courses at Covenant are no joke. In fact, many of them were more rigorous than my Georgia Tech courses."

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Jay Lykins ’73

From Vietnam to Covenant and then to the business world, Jay credits God with guiding him to develop training materials for young Christians in the secular workplace in his book, Values In The Marketplace.

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Sean McDaniel ’91

"You can get a degree at any college, but at Covenant you are taught how the Gospel is woven into all that we do and what a Biblical worldview is."

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Trey Nation ’08

"I learned to write and think clearly at Covenant, skills which remain relevant in any field, but certainly in academia. My undergrad degree might seem tangential to what I do now, but it continues to inform my work."

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Haile Nottage ’17

Haile played a part in pioneering a soccer program for middle school girls called StrongHER, which affords access to soccer training for girls while building a sisterhood and provides mentorship from women in the community.

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Colby Pepper ’20

"Covenant helped me to understand that no matter the field or line of work, we have an incredible opportunity to reach others for the gospel."

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Kaitlyn Purdy ’17

"I didn't truly realize how special my time at Covenant was until I went to a public school for my graduate degree. The care about who I was as a person that everyone showed me at Covenant was incomparable."

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Brad Roberts ’15

"Over the course of my time at Covenant, I was equipped to discern that my call was to to teach, disciple, and minister to youth within the context of the local church."

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Ella Sahertian ’18

"I'm profoundly indebted to these professors who genuinely invested in me and have deeply cared about and supported my academic success and professional development."

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Riley Shannon ’20

“No matter what you study at Covenant, there is a constant emphasis that all the work that we do is Kingdom work.”

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Lilly Smith ’19

"The way that Covenant has done education has shown me the interconnection between science that impacts all the areas."

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Chris Sossou ’11

" I can’t create the Kingdom of God, but I can maintain it and play a role in it.”

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Elijah Stephens ’03

"My time at Covenant deeply shaped Send Proof, so much so that, in the film, I talk about how the college taught me to value critical thinking. Covenant also shaped my approach to constructing the film, in that I show all sides of the argument."

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Emmie Thompson ’18

"The faculty and community at Covenant deeply and specifically encouraged me in my calling in ministry and teaching. I can confidently say I would not be doing what I am doing without their guidance, wisdom, and prayer."

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Sam West ’19

After graduating Covenant, Sam spent three years at the University of Georgia School of Law where he served as president of his class and graduated cum laude.

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Graduate School of Education

Undergraduate Departments, Majors, Minors, Certificates, Concentrations, and Programs

Academic Certificates

  • Arts Administration
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Environmental Stewardship & Sustainability
  • Journalism and Society
  • Medical Ethics Consultation
  • Neuroscience
  • Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL)


  • Art, 2-D Concentration 
  • Art, 3-D Concentration 
  • Art, Art History Concentration 
  • Art, Graphic Design Concentration 
  • Art, Photography Concentration 
  • Art minor
  • Art History minor

Biblical & Theological Studies

  • Biblical & Theological Studies 
  • Biblical & Theological Studies, Missions Concentration 
  • Biblical & Theological Studies minor
  • Biblical Languages minor
  • History of Christianity minor
  • Missions minor
  • Youth Ministry minor


  • Biology, Biomedical Concentration 
  • Biology, Environmental Concentration 
  • Biology, General 
  • Biology, Health Professions Concentration 
  • Biology minor


  • Business 
  • Business, Accounting Concentration 
  • Business, Finance Concentration 
  • Business, Marketing Concentration 
  • Sport Management 
  • Business minor
  • Sport Management minor


  • Chemistry, Biochemistry Concentration 
  • Chemistry, General 
  • Biochemistry minor
  • Chemistry minor

Community Development

  • Community Development 
  • Community Development minor

Computer Science

  • Computer Science 
  • Computer Science minor


  • Economics 
  • Economics minor


  • Education Studies 
  • Elementary Education (P-5) 
  • Secondary Education Certifications through MAT program 
  • Education minor

Engineering 3:2 Program

  • Natural Science, Pre-Engineering Studies Concentration


  • English 
  • English, Writing Concentration 
  • English minor
  • Writing minor

Health, Wellness and Coaching

  • Coaching minor

History, Politics, and International Studies

  • History 
  • History, Art History Concentration 
  • Political Science 
  • International Studies 
  • History minor
  • Political Science minor

Interdisciplinary Studies

  • Interdisciplinary Studies with Concentrations 


  • Mathematics 
  • Mathematics minor


  • Music, Church Music Concentration 
  • Music, Creative Studies Concentration 
  • Music, General Music Concentration 
  • Music, Instrumental Performance Concentration 
  • Music, Music Education (Pre-MAT) Concentration 
  • Music, Organ Performance Concentration 
  • Music, Piano Pedagogy Concentration 
  • Music, Piano Performance Concentration 
  • Music, Vocal Performance Concentration 
  • Music minor


  • Philosophy 
  • Philosophy minor


  • Physics 
  • Physics minor

Pre-Professional Programs

  • Pre-Law Studies 
  • Pre-Medical Studies 
  • Pre-Nursing Studies 
  • Pre-Physical Therapy Studies 


  • Psychology 
  • Psychology minor


  • Sociology 
  • Sociology, Family Studies & Social Work Concentration 
  • Sociology minor


  • Theatre minor

World Languages

  • French 
  • Spanish 
  • French minor
  • Spanish minor