Student Profile: Abigail Carey '19
Johnson City, TN
Residence building and hall
Maclellan Hall, Rowan
Favorite place on campus
My hall. This is not to say that I’m always cooped up in my room, but to say that this is where the most growing and connecting conversations happen. I have found girls who will teach and learn alongside me as we journey through life. The hall is just a great place that holds laughter, relationships, and coffee.
Why did you choose Covenant?
My brother went here before me, so I was able to experience Covenant life early on. What really drew me was the community. Even though I was in 7th grade, the students always treated me with kindness and love. I wanted to be able to experience that in my friends and peers as a student and also to share the love that they taught me to live out.
Did you visit Covenant as a high school student? If so, how did that visit impact your decision to attend Covenant?
I visited my brother here, again, every time I came it was a breath of fresh air to be around people that treated me with the love of Christ.
How is Covenant unique?
Covenant is unique in the fact that it challenges, but at the same time nurtures. I could be going through the hardest class I’ve ever taken, but the professors are right there alongside me to help me through, not only for homework too, but they are interested in my life and my walk with Christ.
Describe Covenant in three words.
The place 2 grow. (haha 2 isn’t a word is it?)
What has been your favorite experience at Covenant?
My favorite experience at Covenant was probably when my best friends planned a whole day out for my birthday. It was all a surprise. They had all these fun, creative ideas that I never would have thought to have done. The time and care they put into the whole day just really made me feel loved and special and made me realize how blessed I am to have been here at Covenant to meet these people.
What is your favorite class so far?
My favorite class has to have been General Psychology. It’s the only Psych class I’ve taken so far, but it intrigues me and sparks me to continue studying.
What makes hall life at Covenant unique?
We don’t have sororities at Covenant, but hall life is just as family-oriented and connected. You interact with girls who are much different than you are, but will be the girls you’re still chatting late at night in the years to come and beyond.
What are some things you enjoy about your major(s)?
I plan to go on to medical school, so this training in Psychology is a way for me to appreciate the human body more, but also our way of thinking as well. It is such an open and expanding topic, that it creates an excitement for me to know and learn more.
What person at Covenant has had the greatest impact on you, and why?
Honestly, my brother who went here. He has been with and beside me all my life. Out of anyone I know at Covenant, he has this joy and delight in God and Christ that could make anyone smile. He has taught me how to grow and truly live in Christ.
How is Covenant preparing you for life after graduation?
Not only does Covenant take me through rigorous courses to train my mind, but they train my heart and soul to take Christ’s love wherever I will go in the world.
How is Covenant equipping you for active membership in the church?
Covenant is teaching me what it means to become less and make God more. The product of this perspective is a heart that wishes to serve God and His children beside my fellow body members to be able to share the little bit I know about God’s multi-faceted and unending grace.