Age: 20
Year: Junior
Hometown: Romeoville, Illinois
Major: Art of Ministry & Bible
Dorm: Resident Assistant in Knoll
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More about Alex:

Why did you choose CU?

I was looking for a university to study ministry while surrounded by a fun and supportive community. Cornerstone stuck out as a very caring and inviting place, making CU an easy choice.

What are your career aspirations? 

Right now, Small Group director or Community Development. I hope to go on to Graduate school, possibly for a Masters in Divinity.

Favorite professor:

Don Perini

Any internships under your belt?

I will be interning at Mars Hill Bible Church in the Young Adults ministry during this school year.

Have you been involved on campus outside of class?

I've been a Resident Assistant for two years, I was a Student Senator for CUSG for a year, and was a tour guide for a semester.

Any fun facts you'd like to share?

I am a Dancing With the Sections champion!

How do you like to spend your free time?

Longboarding, hanging out with friends, and discovering new restaurants or coffee shops.

How would you describe community life at CU?

Fun and inviting. There's always something to do!

What did God teach you last semester?

Balance. I had a lot on my plate and had to rest in Him to stay healthy.

What’s your favorite thing about CU?

The location! Grand Rapids is awesome. There's so much to do and it's all so close.

What’s your favorite spot on campus?

The Corum. It's a great place to grab coffee and catch up with friends before and after classes.

What are you looking forward to most about the new school year?

The community life! There's so many exciting things happening this year.

What was your favorite thing about Terra Firma?

The first week of College can be intimidating but Terra Firma breaks that all down by connecting you to other students and giving you time to get acquainted with college life.

Many students are shocked by the sticker price of CU. How has financial aid helped make CU a possibility for you?

I wouldn't be at CU if it weren't for the awesome Financial Aid staff. They really cared about my financial situation and worked with me every step of the way. They helped me find scholarships and grants that made going to CU possible for the past 3 years!

Are you involved in intramural sports on campus? 

I love the intramurals program at CU! I played sports in high school and the fun yet competitive nature of intramurals here makes it great for everyone.

Why did you choose your major? 

I felt a calling into full time ministry my senior year of high school, and I'm trying to follow where the Lord leads me.