Student Profile: Carrie Codington '17

Carrie Codington


Class Year


Nashville, TN






Residence building and hall
Maclellan, Rowan


Hanging out with the diversity club, spending time on my hall, going down the mountain with my roommates, attending New City Fellowship.


Favorite place on campus
The chapel. First of all, it’s such a beautiful building, with the high ceiling and stained glass windows. I also just love worshipping in the chapel with the whole student body and hearing all of our voices singing together. I really appreciate all of the different speakers who come through and also enjoy the events in the chapel, like Culture Fest and Mountain Affair.


Why did you choose Covenant?
I chose Covenant because my parents and six older siblings came here. I wanted to experience some of what they did and also be a part of such a solid Christian environment.


Did you visit Covenant as a high school student? If so, how did that visit impact your decision to attend Covenant?
Yes, but I was already planning on coming to Covenant long before high school. I guess it just made me even more excited about coming to Covenant, because the time was so much closer than previous visits.


How is Covenant unique?
Covenant has a very welcoming community, and this goes beyond the surface. The people at Covenant really challenge one another to think through what it means to love each other and to live a life that is glorifying to God.


Describe Covenant in three words
Challenging, impactful, purposeful.


What has been your favorite experience at Covenant?
Diversity club worship night has been one of my favorites. I love worshipping through singing, including in different languages, and also through prayer with so many other students.


What is your favorite class so far?
Introduction to Musical Style with Dr. Finch


What made that class your favorite?
I learned so much about life and music from Dr. Finch. Not only did he teach us how to pick out instruments and musical aspects in a song (which I had never done before!), he also really cared about us and clearly wanted us to succeed and get the most out of his class.


What makes hall life at Covenant unique?
I think that hall life has so much to do with being vulnerable with each other and learning from each other’s experiences—both good and bad. I have loved being able to share with other girls and hear their struggles and just be able to encourage each other.


What are some things you enjoy about your major?
I love studying literature with different professors. They all approach it a little bit differently, and it’s been exciting learning from them.


Who at Covenant has had the greatest impact on you, and why?
Both of my roommates this year, Brittany Farmer and Mary Grace Padgett, have been so encouraging and loving towards me during my time at Covenant.


How is Covenant preparing you for life after graduation?
I have definitely been learning a lot about caring for others around me, and service in general, at Covenant. Practically, too, I’ve learned more about making my own decisions and also relating to others in a loving way, no matter who they are.


How is Covenant equipping you for active membership in the church?
Covenant focuses a lot on community, especially that among believers. It has been helpful to gain more insight into what exactly living in community and within the church means.

Lydia Holt

"I really love the faculty in the English department. All the professors are wise and caring, and they do an excellent job of connecting the study of the English language to faith and calling. In addition, as an English major, there are so many opportunities for work and service that will open up for me because of the well-rounded and rigorous training I’m receiving in the various branches of English."
 - Lydia Holt '19

Evan Lecksell

"I’m really interested in my Introduction to Literary Studies course. It is the first class I’ve had that actually got me excited about poetry, and if you have to have class at 8 a.m., Dr. Barham is the best professor to transition you from being asleep 5 minutes ago to being energized and excited about what you study. Dr. Barham’s love for literature is contagious, and you find yourself happily engaged in types of literature you never thought you would care about."
 - Evan Lecksell '19