Spend your first year at Gordon exploring your passions in a focused cohort. Gordon’s three First-Year Fellows programs offer rich experiential opportunities to engage the campus and the wider community for good. Under the wing of your program director, you’ll dive into entrepreneurial leadership, justice issues, or missions and ministry alongside 14 peers who share a similar interest. Students are invited to apply for the First-Year Fellows programs through the Admissions Office during the college application process.
The Nathan R. Wood Fellows Program (Ministry Fellows) offers students the opportunity to develop their leadership potentials and learn from seasoned Christian leaders. The program exposes Fellows to both local and global post-Christian ministry leadership in a one-year program with the Chapel and Church Relations offices. The leadership team offers themselves and guides Fellows to develop life-long spiritual and personal disciplines in preparation for ministry in church and society. The climax of the program is a spring semester trip, where Fellows will learn about progress, problems, and prospects for Christian ministry.
Accelerate your career development through vocational exploration and professional development opportunities that typically come much later in most College students’ experience. Higginbotham Fellows are guaranteed a professional role on campus as well as participation in a biweekly professional development seminar and an immersion trip sponsored by the Career and Connection Institute (CCI).