Student Profile: Frances Bayly '17

Frances Bayly


Class Year


Bristol, TN


Business and Economics




Residence building


President of Andreas, student senate, YoungLife leader, Big Brother/Big Sister, intramural sports.


Favorite place on campus
The lookout area at night.


Why did you choose Covenant?
Because of the personal relationships between professors and students, and the community at Covenant.


Did you visit Covenant as a high school student? If so, how did that visit impact your decision to attend Covenant?
I did, and from that visit fell in love with the campus!


How is Covenant unique?
The way the student body embodies Christ and the different atmosphere it presents when you visit is an experience that is rare but unique to Covenant. The way people carry themselves and the interaction between professors and students is one of humility and grace which has influenced me in the way I interact with others around me.


Describe Covenant in three words
Fun-loving. Peaceful. Glorious.


What has been your favorite experience at Covenant?
Simply being involved in hall life—whether in my friends’ rooms on the hall, learning a new dance move, mystery dates, or prayer and praise.


What is your favorite class so far?
Principles of Management


What made that class your favorite?
Because I learned how to manage not only a business but people, and learned from a professor who loves people.


What makes hall life at Covenant unique?
The people genuinely care for each other. If there is ever a problem, there is always someone who is there to listen and pray alongside you.


What are some things you enjoy about your majors?
I love working with numbers and people and having the opportunity to do both is why I’m majoring in both business and economics.


What person at Covenant has had the greatest impact on you, and why?
Dr. Curt Stern, because of his encouragement and humility. He made me realize its okay to fail and in that succeed through failure.


How is Covenant preparing you for life after graduation?
I want to start my own non-profit organization in the future. That being said it is one thing to learn how to manage a business and people in a Christlike and God-glorifying way, but it is another to live out your life in a way that is Christlike and glorifying to Him.


How is Covenant equipping you for active membership in the church?
Through being encouraged to attend chapel and be involved in a church near Covenant, it has helped keep me and others accountable as well having friends who keep each other accountable.