By Rebecca Lindsay, Ambassador for the College
Many things drew me to Gordon College: the Christian community, a sense of God’s calling, and my love of adventure. I welcomed a new place to explore and new friends to meet. I have discovered the cool but pristine waters of Cape Ann and the picturesque towns that hug the shoreline. I have ambled through antiques barns in Essex and tasted the pure pleasure of Captain Dusty’s ice cream on a warm August day.
Traveling allows me to see different vistas. As a child, I often accompanied my parents on their journeys. In my teens, mission work drew me to South America and Mexico. Each trip expanded my worldview and underscored that the world is much bigger than I am. Travel also gave me a taste for variety. Now I feast on enchiladas at Cielito Lindo in Beverly and savor warm cider donuts at Russell Orchards. My daughters and I frequent Lane Student Center for popcorn chicken pizza and our favorite pink-frosted cupcakes. Our two-year-olds, Emily and Caroline, have experienced snow for the first time and felt sand and salt water tickle their toes at Singing Beach. With my daughter Elizabeth’s help, I even scored a strike while candlepin bowling for the first time. It is an exciting time for all of us.
Gordon College also has a lot of “new things”—a new president; a newer provost; and MacDonald Hall, the bookstore and Jenks Library are gleaming with improvements. The Gordon Presidential Fellows, Student Ambassadors and the Richard F. Gross Distinguished Lecture Series stand out as recent initiatives even as we boast our largest freshman class ever.
I am discovering what alumni have known over our nearly 125-year history: that Gordon College is a special place where the mind is stretched and our faith is deepened. My adventure here has only begun.