When Brett put her trust in an online quiz that matched students with prospective colleges, she ended up with a result completely different from what she anticipated – Goshen College. “I always wanted to go to a larger university when I was younger. But after being at Goshen, I don’t think I would have had nearly the same experience at a larger institution.” Brett is a first-generation college student. “My parents were really excited when I decided to come here. After we visited, they knew it would be like being with another family for me,” she said.

Brett has found many opportunities since starting at Goshen College almost four years ago. She is a representative of the Black Student Union and member of the Latino Student Union, a contributor to the student newspaper, The Record and business manager of the school yearbook, The Maple Leaf. Brett is also an intern in the Admission Office. She says, “I can’t believe that anyone on campus would have a hard time connecting to some group or another. I enjoy the activities that I’m involved in and the people I have met and worked alongside of. The connections that I have made in these groups are ones that I truly value.”

—Brett Bridges ’11; Crete, Ill.; public relations major