Student Profile: Pieter de Groot '14

Pieter de Groot

 

Class Year
2014

 

Hometown
Lethbridge, Canada

 

Major
Biology

 

Concentration
Physical Therapy

 

Residence Hall and Floor (for 2010-2011)
Mac/Rymer second floor

 

Activities
Soccer, hockey

 

Favorite place on campus
The Great Hall

 

Why did you choose Covenant?
I chose Covenant because it is a great institution where I can receive a good liberal arts education, while growing closer to Christ.

 

How is Covenant unique?
It has a unique way of incorporating faith and the Bible into all the classes offered. The education you receive prepares you for life with Christ at the center.

 

What has been your favorite experience at Covenant?
Playing soccer in the rain on the intramural field during a huge thunderstorm.

 

What is your favorite class, and why?
My favorite class is General Biology, because it is challenging and explores all areas of our diverse and complex world.

 

What person at Covenant has had the greatest impact on you, and why?
My sister, who is a year ahead of me, has had the greatest impact on me because she has come alongside me, been there for me when I needed her and gave me advice when I needed it most.

 

What’s your favorite part of the day at Covenant?
The evenings right after dinner, before I start my homework, when I can just hang around with the guys on my hall and have a good time.

 

What are your post-graduation plans?
I plan to find a graduate school somewhere and finish my Physical Therapy degree and eventually get a job in that field.

 

How is Covenant equipping you for the future?
Covenant is giving me a well-rounded education in all areas of study, with the core curriculum and required humanities, social sciences, etc. Along with that, Covenant equips me to defend faith and stand up for what I believe in, through Old and New Testament classes, as well as Doctrine and Christian Mind.

The theatre department brought Arthur Giron's Edith Stein to the Covenant stage, under the direction of Prof. Camille Hallstrom.

William Wolfe ’10 shares the story of how his life fell apart and the powerful way God turned it around.

"Human Anatomy and Physiology (HAP) with Dr. Morris. Learning about how our bodies work was fascinating and gave me a completely new perspective into the nature of our Creator. Studying for the class became a sort of worship as I acquired a greater sense of God’s creativity and attention to detail. You gain a deeper understanding of God’s grace when you realize just how complex the body is. "
 - biology major Will Ahrenholz '16
Break On Impact | Ann Jones '14
Ann recounts her spring break experience in the most diverse square mile in the United States.