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the Covenant Ascent narrative

The Blue Tribune is your place to learn about all things Covenant and keep up with stories from campus and beyond. By guiding you through elements of The Covenant Ascent, we'll help you picture yourself making your Ascent.

How Liberal Arts Prepare You for Your Career

At Covenant, our distinctly Christian liberal arts education and life preparation helps you clarify your calling in God’s world. It prepares you to succeed in future academic endeavors, to grow in relationship with the Lord throughout your entire life, and to thrive in whatever career the Lord calls you to. Several of our alumni talk about how they felt prepared for life after college through Covenant’s unique education. 

A Foundation to Build Upon

“Covenant taught me to think biblically and pursue Christian community. In each of my roles since college, I’ve come back to the foundation laid during my time at Covenant: graduate school, classroom teaching, marriage, motherhood, youth work, home education, or simply being a Christian friend. My husband and I still refer to the books, ideas, chapel services, classes, and people from our time at Covenant more than 20 years ago.”
- Betsy (Matthew) Farquhar ’97


Community Grounded in a Biblical Worldview

“I am so thankful for my years at Covenant. My elementary education classes prepared me well for my first years as a teacher in a Christian school where a biblical worldview was taught in each subject. Now, years later, as an ESL teacher for adult learners, the strong foundation I received at Covenant, with its focus on all learners being made in the image of God, is again providing an excellent framework for my instruction of these precious people from around the world.

I am also so thankful for friendships from Covenant that continue to this day. Even when we haven't talked or seen one another for an extended period of time, we are able to pick up and dive right into meaningful conversations. These friends have encouraged and walked alongside me for over 30 years and I know that is a result of the community emphasis Covenant fostered in us.”

- Debbie (UpDeGraff) Ertel ’93


Christian Perspective on Contemporary Culture

“In my post-college life, I continue to be amazed and give thanks for the ways my education prepared me for professional life and graduate school. At Covenant, I gained skills in my discipline that have helped me excel and add value to my workplaces, but, more importantly, at Covenant I grew in my faith and gained an understanding of the Christian worldview that has helped me to navigate the shifting terrain of contemporary culture. At Covenant, I learned that Christ is Lord of all, and I am thankful for the ways the college equipped me academically and spiritually to live that out.”
- Josh Fikkert ’18