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Many students began their journey at LCU during their freshman year, but, for senior Missions major, Hannah Sutton, her LCU journey began during her sophomore year. Hannah began at Abilene Christian University but soon realized where she wanted to pursue her degree.
“I decided in pursuing a ministry degree that LCU was going to be a really good choice,” Hannah said.
Because of scheduling conflicts, Hannah couldn’t visit LCU’s campus during the week. However, an LCU admissions counselor set aside time to meet with Hannah and tour the campus with her on a Saturday. It was at that moment that Hannah knew LCU was for her.
“Right away I felt really valued and really special,” Hannah said.
Since her visit to campus, Hannah has flourished at LCU. She has served as a resident assistant in Katie Rogers Hall and The Courtyards, tutored students in LCU’s tutoring center, served as an Interclub Club Counselor chaplain, participated in Master Follies as a member of Zeta Gamma, served as an Orientation leader, participated in the LCU mission program in Kenya, and is a recipient of the KC Moser Award.
Hannah said these experiences and her classes have taught her that she can be a missionary anywhere, that there is a need for Christ both on and off campus. She calls LCU a community that has allowed her to journey with fellow students while obtaining Christian scholarship while being spiritually formed.
“My entire education here has taught me that we are journeying together, we are journeying with God, we’re trying to figure out what it means to live like Christ and what that looks like,” Hannah said.
Hannah said that LCU has given her an experience that she couldn’t get anywhere else and that the same experience is available for all students who are considering LCU.
“You will have opportunities here that, at other universities, [only] graduate students have … not undergraduates,” Hannah said.