Education is transformation. At Gordon, we take it personally. Each of these individual students' stories offer glimpses into incremental moments of transformation, often in the presence of a trusted faculty or staff mentor. Though the path on the journey may differ, the destination is the same—inspiring students toward faithful leadership and lifelong growth no matter where their vocation lies.
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Owen Williams '14
Owen is a prime example of how Gordon encourages students to use their education and creative energy to address real-world challenges. A chemistry major who is also pursuing minors in business administration and in mathematics, Owen was selected for Raytheon Corporation’s competitive internship program for two consecutive summers.
Venetia Breene '14
Venetia has a passion for problem solving. She shared, “I wanted to connect advertising to causes that matter to me, but it wasn’t until I transferred into Gordon that I began to develop more clarity about what that might look like.”
Schuyler Anderson '14
Schuyler Anderson demonstrates how a Christian liberal arts education works best—when faculty mentors help students unite divergent interests, encourage passion and commitment, and elevate the contribution they will make to the common good.
At Gordon, the relationship between coach and player is more than molding talent and teaching tactics. It’s playing for the true end game—building Christian character and shaping lives that make a difference, one athlete at a time.
Skylar Bareford '14
If Skylar's life story could be distilled to a Facebook post, it would have many tags. Homeschooler. Athlete. Biblical scholar. As a member of the first cohort of Gordon's Presidential Fellows program, she is also an emerging leader—with godly ambition to make the most of opportunities to use her gifts for the greater good.
Rafaell Rozendo '13
Turning the incongruous into the inspired is a hallmark of Gordon's academic freedom within a framework of faith. As a biology and philosophy double major, Rafaell Rozendo ’13 finds the intellectual sweet spot in disparate disciplines—guided by his passion and curiosity, and a close mentoring relationship with his faculty.
Katie Nellis '13
Katie Nellis is as disciplined as she is motivated—and her work as a student shows a depth of intuition and insight one associates with a more mature artist. Her professional and personal growth have been augmented by a close mentoring relationship with Professor Bruce Herman—a hallmark of the Gordon experience.
According to Prof. Herman, Katie models true toughness and "grit"—a willingness to push beyond easy everyday experiences in search of excellence. Yet that toughness is deeply interwoven with a genuine tenderness and sensitivity that makes her a true artist.
Albano Berberi '13 would be an outstanding musician at any college. At Gordon, he is an outstanding person. Learn firsthand about his transformative experience at Gordon, and how he is also an inspiration to the entire community.
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