After taking four years off after high school to work, travel and do an internship, Leanna was ready to pursue higher education. When a woman from her church invited her to go on a college visit to Goshen, she decided to look GC up and see what this Mennonite college was all about. Once she read about the core values and got a sense of the community, Leanna knew Goshen was the right place for her. Meet more Goshen students and read their stories.
WHY DID YOU CHOOSE GOSHEN?
“I wasn’t drawn to Goshen by impressive buildings or top-of-the-line equipment, but rather the atmosphere. I possess a strong love for learning and Goshen is an academically prestigious institution with values that I appreciate. I especially liked the motto “Culture for Service” and the core values, as they align with my own values. These are what ultimately made me choose Goshen.”
WHAT DO YOU HOPE TO DO WITH YOUR DEGREE?
“I don’t have some grand master plan for the remainder of my life. But whatever I end up doing, I will do so spreading the love of Christ and serving in his name, be that with a church, a non-profit, a service organization or some other job.”
WHAT WAS YOUR FAVORITE CLASS?
“Though I have enjoyed many classes along the way, my favorite class at Goshen was, hands down, Jesus and the Gospels with Jo-Ann Brant. I learned so much! Each and every time the class met, I was on the edge of my seat, eagerly taking it all in.”
WHAT SHOULD EVERY GC STUDENT EXPERIENCE?
“A spontaneous hymn sing is a necessary experience at some point during college. There is a Facebook page dedicated to making these happen and keeping people informed about them. They are a great way to de-stress, take a study break, express gratitude to God, spend time with quality people and have fun.”
WHAT DO YOU APPRECIATE ABOUT GOSHEN?
“My favorite part of Goshen College is the community. I have made many friends from different backgrounds, faiths, upbringings, states and countries. This community is one focused on achieving high academic goals; however, it simultaneously encourages generosity. Interacting with the diverse student population has been especially enriching. I have built incredible friendships with students from all over.”