She came to Goshen College
to be a nurse.

But she’s also

a gardener,

an environmental educator,

an activist,

a peacemaker.

If you had to describe Hannah in one word, it would probably be “active.” Beyond being engaged in her nursing major and women’s studies minor, Hannah also has appreciated how her professors have encouraged her to get involved in her other interests as well. From helping to initiate a campus composting project to working with the homeless to traveling to Israel/Palestine to learn about peace, Goshen College has helped her find opportunities to be involved in the things she cares about.

As part of the EcoPAX student club, she helped get a campus composting project off the ground, and even presented about it at a national conference. She’s helped lead campus recycling, a garden project with her small group house and education efforts about lowering our carbon footprint. She has worked with the homeless through the college’s Service Inquiry Program one summer at the local Goshen Interfaith Hospitality Network and went to Israel/Palestine (check out their blog) with a group of other GC students to learn more about how people live and work for peace in the midst of the conflict there. And Hannah did all of this while still making the Dean’s List!

—Hannah Eberly ’12; Harrisonburg, Va.; nursing major, women’s studies minor