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.