Alumni Spotlight - Nathaniel Hillard

Upon graduating in 2009 with a degree in history, Nathaniel Hilliard headed straight into the mission field, committing two years of service in Moldova.


While in Moldova, Hilliard worked with nonprofit organizations to assist in after school programs for orphans, teaching them how to make the transition to adulthood. He assisted the missionaries in Bible studies at a Baptist church outside the capital city. He was also “blessed” to be able to mentor the teenage son of his host family.


Hilliard credits his alma mater with strengthening his inner resolve to embrace a life of service, and for preparing him for the challenges of the mission field. Through the trials and tribulations, Hilliard says he had the love and support of both his immediate family and his Gardner-Webb family.