Sarah Moore

Littleton, Colorado
Elementary Education
I looked at a variety of schools when thinking about college but the more I visited these other schools the more I realized that Wheaton would be a good fit for me. I liked the idea of a school that was centered around learning in a Christian context. People had told me about the great community that Wheaton had and I wasn’t convinced from just briefly visiting the school, but after having been here for more than three years I can honestly say that the people of Wheaton make it such a special place. I cannot even begin to describe the blessing it has been to learn along side people who might have different passions, but are all united with the desire to seek the Lord.

Wheaton has helped me grow in so many areas. My Sophmore year here I was a part of the Orientation Committee. This is a group of 11 students that plan new freshmen orientation along with the staff in the Student Activities office. As we poured into our work for orientation, they poured into us. Steve Ivester, the Director of Student Activities, taught us how to work together towards the same goal. This process also highlighted personal strengths and weaknesses. Through this committee I grew not only in my knowledge of how to lead as a group but also in how to work together for a greater purpose.

Another area that has had a great impact on me here at Wheaton is the golf team. Playing a sport has helped me learn how to manage my time and prioritize my schedule. One of the biggest benefits of playing golf is my coach. She cares about me as a person and my growth in not just my game, but also in my faith. This mentor-ship is a unique part of Wheaton that is not just found in the athletic department but in professors, res life and other leaders around campus.

Wheaton has challenged me both academically and spiritually. This unique combo is what has made Wheaton such a huge blessing in my life.