What I really loved about my time at CU was the commitment and responsibility Cornerstone took in investing in me as a student, friend, and co-worker. I developed incredible relationships with godly people, which have continued far beyond the three short years I spent at CU. I loved the smaller campus and engaging community. West Michigan is an amazing and unique area and I wanted to meet new people, but stay close to family and friends.
I can hardly believe it’s been four full years since I was a student at Cornerstone. But one thing is certain; my time spent there has impacted my life significantly. Not only was I given an education and degree to prove I was capable of obtaining a professional job, but more importantly, I was given the opportunity to meet some incredible people and develop relationships with people who have changed my life.
Through my friends at CU, I met my husband who I have been married to for three years. Since my time at CU, I have been employed at a non-profit child welfare agency where I get to advocate for abused and neglected children. My education in Business also assisted me in starting my own photography and graphic design business. Through photography and design, I have had the privilege of working with some truly amazing clients, CU being one of them. It has been beautiful thing to see my connections to CU develop into collaboration.
One of my best memories of 2012 was CU’s Winter Gala at Fredrick Meijer Gardens. I saw familiar faces, heard stories of the wonderful things the University had plans to do, and was able to capture the whole evening as their hired photographer. I distinctly remember stopping taking pictures, looking up from my camera, and witnessing a room full of grown adults holding raised hands and singing, “to God be the glory, now and forever, now and forever amen.” It was a truly beautiful thing. As I stood in awe, I realized how truly blessed I was to be able to part of an institution that values and teaches the love and word of our Lord Jesus Christ.
What I love about CU is the continued relationships I have with incredible people who have also been impacted by the school’s philosophy of sharing life through Christ’s passion, love, and redemption – that is something I will cherish for the rest of my life.
Mr. Morter's Office - there's always soda waiting!
Intramural volleyball and I was a freelance photographer for the Herald.
February 17, 2012 prepping for the CU Winter Gala - lots of new additions since I graduated in 2008!
Not necessarily objects, but amazing friendships with some incredible people!
Mr. Morter (I've known him since I was in first grade because I went to school with this sons) and Professor Bos (he always had a smile on his face and could make us laugh)
Cornerstone was a huge stepping stone in my life because it introduced me to some incredible friends, who later introduced me to my husband. If it weren't for CU, I wouldn't know my husband and I can hardly imagine my life without him.
The food has definitely changed since I was there, but I always loved the sugar cookies!