International Student and Relationship Builder
"Chapel is my favorite part of CU because it provides wonderful unique times of worship and prayer as well as insightful internal and external speakers." -Rossy
Social Work | In 2012, I attended Grand Rapids Christian High School. This school is one of the reasons why I came to Cornerstone University. While attending Grand Rapids Christian High School, I embarked on a journey of self-examination. I wanted to reconcile my calling to be a Christ-follower and my calling to be a social justice advocate, particularly for children and women who have been trafficked in my country. I quickly realized that I wanted to become a social worker and understand, empower and develop lives and broken areas in third world countries. I began searching for Christian colleges that would equip my spiritual life and prepare me to do God’s work here on earth. I wanted to move to a warmer state but I still came up with a list of colleges that I wanted to visit in Michigan. The first campus that I visited was Cornerstone University. Fortunately, I stopped searching for other schools when I noticed great things about Cornerstone; the location of the campus, the proximity to classes, the Christ-Centered community and the genuine relationships that are established between professors and students definitely made me choose Cornerstone. I am now a Senior and I am proud to say that I don't regret choosing Cornerstone University, for making it my home away from home and for declaring Social Work as my major.
Initial Impression of CU
I graduated from a high quality, faith-based high school in Grand Rapids, and I wanted to attend a college that would have the same environment. It didn't take me too long to find CU and fall in love with chapel. I remember visiting CU for the first time in March 2012. I absolutely loved that the education was based on a solid faith foundation. Also, I loved the size of the campus; it was just the right size for professors to get to know all of their students on a closer level.
Community at CU is truly important. College here is more than just an academic experience. CU provides practical settings for students to actively engage their faith within the local and global community from service projects to mission trips, internships and other opportunities that encourage students to improve their creativity and compassion for serving the Lord.