Hometown: Greenville, MI
Major: Biology/Health Sciences
Residence Hall: 3rd floor RA of Crawford
More about Ian:
What are your career aspirations?
I will be a family practice doctor (or medical missions) and have been accepted to Medical School at Michigan State University, Western Michigan University, and Central Michigan University. I'll be attending MSU- go Spartans!
Have you completed an internship?
I was in Papua New Guinea for a 7 week medical mission internship. I am also a lab assistant for Microbiology at CU.
Have you been involved in any extra-curricular activities?
In the past I have:
- Played one year of varsity basketball
- Facilitated "The Story" group Bible study
- Was a Terra Firma student group leader
- Took notes for students with disabilities
- Was a lab assistant for General Chemistry
- Currently a lab assistant for Microbiology
This year I look forward to:
- Being a lab assistant for the Genetics class
- Becoming an RA in Crawford
- Continuing my work at a local nursing home
How do you like to spend your free time?
I really like to hang out my friends and family. I also love to go to the different events that Cornerstone puts on! I like to be outside, too.
How would you describe community life at CU?
Cornerstone is by no means perfect, but it has great community. There are a lot of different types of people that add to a well-balanced campus. It is active and vibrant and I’m excited to see how things progress in the upcoming year.
What did God teach you last semester?
God taught me to really keep my eyes open, to always be looking for ways that I can help people. So often I think we get caught up in our own little bubble, forgetting about everything and everyone else. God has been good in reminding me that there is more to life and that he’s calling us to join in right now.
What’s your favorite thing about CU?
I think campus is really beautiful, but the thing I love most is the people. Both the students and faculty are a lot of fun to be around and to go through life with. There are lots of opportunities to build close-knit friendships.
What’s your favorite spot on campus?
I really like anywhere around the pond. It’s fun walking on the trail and watching the sunsets. It seems that Cornerstone gets an unusual number of perfect sunsets.
What are you looking forward to most about the new school year?
I am looking forward to just diving in and getting invested again with my fellow students, and also with the faculty. There are a lot of great people and the more you get to know them, the better college is.
What was your favorite thing about Terra Firma (first-year student orientation)?
I really liked the Welcome Week of Terra Firma. The first week of college is a bit stressful and nerve-wracking, and I think the Terra Firma program really helps to ease that transition. It’s definitely a lot of fun!
How did you pick your major?
I decided that I wanted to pursue a career in medicine, and so the Biology/Health Sciences degree just made sense!