From the Students: Christian University at Gardner-Webb

Gardner-Webb's Christian foundation is important to students
in unique ways. Hear from current students about what it means to them.




Jonathon Rhyne, Freshman Marketing/Journalism

“I know that on my bad days, I am loved by a bunch of people who I don’t even know… Here, people do care about you, and they don’t even have to know your name.” (More)


 

 

Hannah Ray, Sophomore English

“Everything falls under that umbrella of 'Why are we doing this?' and a Christian University has the responsibility to do it because they’re trying to glorify God in all that they’re doing.” (More)



 

Jeremiah Hamby, Senior Psychology

“It’s more than going to Church on Sunday; it’s living in a community of Christian believers in everyday life and being intentional, being vulnerable with them, and the atmosphere at Gardner-Webb has really shown me that…” (More)

 

Caitlyn Brotherton, Senior ASL

“That’s what college is all about: figuring out what you want to do and who you want to be, and when everyone around you is pointing you towards Christ, it’s a lot easier to be focused on him.” (More)

First-Year Law Student Sharpened Her Research and Writing Skills at GWU

History

Lindsay Frazier ’16

Lindsay Frazier ’16 history major, political science minor

“My GWU history classes prepared me for the long and oftentimes dense reading in law school. Having small classes at GWU also made it a necessity to be comfortable participating in class discussions, which served me well in law school classes where you may be randomly called on.”

Although Lindsay Frazier ’16 had dreamed of becoming a lawyer when she was younger, she began her studies at Gardner-Webb University as a secondary history education major. In her junior year, she took a class on the Civil Rights Movement with Dr. Joseph Moore. Researching and writing class assignments gave her confidence in her abilities, and she realized law school was a definite possibility.

“All of my history and political science professors where phenomenal, and I enjoyed taking classes with all of them, but my classes with Dr. David Yelton and Dr. Moore stand out,” affirmed Frazier, a first-year law student at UNC Chapel Hill School of Law. “Their classes challenged me and fostered the further development of my critical thinking and historical research skills. In Dr. Moore’s class, I did original research on desegregation in my hometown and grew so much academically over that semester. That class made me realize that I was capable of more than I realized and that pursuing law school was a feasible goal for me.”

Frazier grew up in a rural area in Rutherfordton, N.C. She witnessed how poverty and a lack of access to resources can impact people and their lives. “I desire to have a career in state or federal government to help ensure that the voices of those who often feel ignored are actually heard,” she related. “I aspire to work for a state or federal agency in a legal capacity to help implement and create polices to help those in rural and/or low income areas.”

She has an internship this summer with the N.C. Lieutenant Governor’s Office. “My GWU history classes prepared me for the long and oftentimes dense reading in law school,” Frazier observed. “Having small classes at GWU also made it a necessity to be comfortable participating in class discussions, which served me well in law school classes where you may be randomly called on. The most important thing I learned as an undergraduate that has helped me in law school is to never doubt yourself and always be willing to try new things, because you’re probably capable of more than you think.”