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)

GWU Psychology Degree Helps Alumna Serve Others

Psychology

Brittany Haste (’16)

Brittany Haste (’16)

“Every day at work, I apply what I learned in my psychology classes. I recall concepts from Positive Psychology, Social Psychology, and Psychology of Religion while I am communicating with donors and interacting with my coworkers.”

One of Brittany Haste’s favorite professors at Gardner-Webb wore a big red nose to class on test day. The psychology professor, Dr. James Morgan, also posted test grades a few hours after the class. “Every class he taught was challenging, but enjoyable and comprehendible,” Haste (’16) offered. “He cared about your well-being, and frequently asked for updates in your life as well as counseled you through roadblocks in your educational journey.”

Haste decided to major in psychology after taking a freshman class on the subject. “I wanted to learn more about people and how I could serve them to improve their physical, mental, or emotional state,” she affirmed. “Every day at work, I apply what I learned in my psychology classes. I recall concepts from Positive Psychology, Social Psychology, and Psychology of Religion while I am communicating with donors and interacting with my coworkers.”

Haste is a donor ministries representative at Samaritan’s Purse in Boone, N.C. The non-denominational evangelical Christian organization provides spiritual and physical aid to hurting people around the world. She’s responsible for making outgoing calls on behalf of the ministry, speaking with donors, answering general questions, and handling general donation issues, thank-you correspondence and financial transactions.

“I landed my dream job and hope to enhance and continue my career with Samaritan’s Purse,” she asserted. “I’ve always wanted to work for an organization that serves others, and Samaritan’s Purse does even more than that. They serve others in Jesus’ name. It is an honor to be a part of something that is making a positive impact in the world while bringing people to Christ. I will always look back at my experience at Gardner-Webb and be thankful for every moment, because I know it was all part of the wonderful journey that led me to where I am today.”