Meet our students

Goshen students are serious about many things (like their faith, the environment and world peace), but they also know how to kick back and have fun.

Janeth Vela ’17


Janeth Vela's first experience with Goshen College began when she started taking piano lessons in GC’s community music program at the age of six. Today, she is a nursing major and plays soccer for the college.

Viren Wadhwa ’16


Viren Wadhwa, a junior accounting major from Singapore, crossed an ocean in order to run cross-country at Goshen College. He hopes to become a financial manager.

Ally Medellin ’17


Ally, a sophomore social work major, didn’t have to come far to have the world at her fingertips. One reason she chose GC is because of the opportunities to study abroad.

Elizabeth Franks-North ’16


Elizabeth, an English and education double major from Greensboro, N.C., wants to become an English teacher. In the meantime, she’s the editor of The Record, a member of Hymn Club and a co-leader of the Ultimate Frisbee Club.

Kate Yoder ’15


Kate Yoder is a senior English writing and art double major who enjoys spending her time in the community garden close to campus, playing piano, editing for college publications and creating mixed media collages.

Tasha Friesen ’15


Tasha Friesen is a senior Spanish and art double major from Goshen. She has participated in choir and art club and designed layout for the campus newspaper, The Record, for four semesters.

Irene Schmid ’16


Irene Schmid, a junior nursing major, has a variety of interests. She runs cross-country, track and is the GC composting team leader. During May term of her sophomore year, she traveled to Nepal to work and study in a clinic.

Krista Blankinship ’16


Krista Blankinship is in the first year of the Master of Nursing Program at Goshen College. After she graduates in 2016, she hopes to find work as a nurse practitioner in a family practice setting.