Maggie Clare '17
Bachelor of Arts -
Hometown: St. Charles, Illinois
Originally, I wasn’t very pro-CCU. I first heard
about it at a Christian college fair back home in Illinois, and it just didn’t
stand out to me at the time. I definitely didn’t see it as a main choice of
where I wanted to go. Looking back, God seemed to completely transform
my view of CCU and show me what an amazing opportunity it was! Just
from the website, I fell in love with the scenery and all the amazing
outdoor activities you could do around campus.
I looked more into their
psychology program and realized that was exactly what I was looking for
in my major. I visited in September, and just by walking on campus I felt
such a welcoming atmosphere. It’s such a tight-knit community that you
can randomly say “hi” to anyone around campus! That was really when I
knew CCU was the college for me. On the trip to Denver I was so nervous
that I almost didn’t know if I wanted to come anymore. I knew I was going
to be surrounded by people I didn’t know and all these new experiences!
But I am so glad I came.
All of the friendships I made in a week felt like
I had known these people for months! Already, I have such a close-knit
group of people who love the Lord and have that as a main gateway to
getting to know each other deeper. I feel like I’ve weaved completely
into the community. Anywhere you go, you’ll always feel some ups and
downs, but I know that choosing to come to CCU was one of the smartest
decisions I have ever made.