I attended a tiny liberal arts honors program in the Twin Cities called Rivendell Sanctuary. From there, I earned my associate of arts degree, graduating in May 2016, and I transferred to HBU that fall to complete my bachelor’s degree. As for why I chose HBU, during my last semester in Minnesota there was a series of “coincidences” (I don’t believe they were coincidences, but directions from the Lord that led me here). A lot of things lined up in such a way that the hand of God was made evident in them.
I’ve majored in Writing at HBU. I’ve been a resident assistant, on the leadership team with the Baptist Student Ministry (BSM), and worked on campus as the writing tutor coordinator for the Academic Success Center. Being an RA has taught me how to be flexible, to deal with conflict, and to serve even when it’s 1 a.m. and I’m dead tired. Working with the ASC has taught me how to adapt to change and to overcome obstacles in creative ways. The BSM has been the bedrock of my HBU community; without it, I would not have come to know and love most of the people I now consider my best friends. Nothing draws you closer to a brother or sister than pursuing your heavenly Father together, whatever that might look like.
The professors see you as an individual, not a name on a roster, and they want you to succeed. The staff structure everything here towards your holistic development. And I have found many students who are kind, hardworking, genuine people. I’m blessed to call HBU home.