Student Profile: Ginny Moore '18

Ginny Moore

 

Class Year
2018

 

Hometown
Fort Myers, FL

 

Major
English

 

Residence Hall and Floor
Carter Hall, 3rd Central

 

Favorite place on campus
Behind campus by the tennis courts or behind Carter Hall during sunset time - the overlook around 7am while the sun is rising is also beautiful!

 

Why did you choose Covenant?
I didn’t really! Coming out of a private high school I was not looking forward to coming to another one for college. However, within the first month of being at Covenant I loved it. I never could have guessed how much Covenant would push me in my relationship with God and with others, and because of this I have seen so much growth in both areas!

 

Did you visit Covenant as a high school student? If so, how did that visit impact your decision to attend Covenant?
I did! My brother played baseball here so we would come up for a weekend and watch his games in the spring. The people I got to meet and the beautiful campus definitely played huge role in my ending up at Covenant!

 

How is Covenant unique?
Christ is preeminent in all things, and at Covenant there are a bunch of people who take that seriously and have so much joy and fun in doing so. Seeing what that looks like in classes, friendships, hall life, etc. is an amazing thing to be a part of.

 

Describe Covenant in three words.
Intentional, Engaging, Relational.

 

What has been your favorite experience at Covenant?
Day of Prayer sunrise service! Yes, it can be really cold (and hard to wake up for), but it’s one of the most beautiful things to witness and be a part of. I’m from south Florida so being on top of mountain and watching a sunrise is already incredible, but on top of that, you hear all the voices of the people around you worshipping and you’re surrounded by so many believers - it’s such a small and beautiful glimpse of heaven!

 

What is your favorite class so far?
Either Intro to Philosophy with Professor Davis or Studies in Language with Professor Stephens! Professor Davis is an amazing lecturer! His enthusiasm and love for the subject is very evident, and it made me excited to learn. The class itself taught me how to think more deeply and clearly about the world in which I live as a Christian thinker! Also, Studies in Language has been on of the most eye-opening classes I have taken so far! Professor Stephens has really taught me just how amazing language and human speech is. Whether we were talking about the origin of language, sacred languages, ASL, dialects, or gender differences in speech, I learned something completely new in every class! After taking this class I feel like I am better equipped to love people and am more in awe of the system of communication that God has imparted to us as His image bearers.

 

What makes hall life at Covenant unique?
Hall life at Covenant is a really unique experience - and I mean it. Not many of my friends back home understand what I mean when I even say the phrase “hall life.”

 

What are some things you enjoy about your major?
I love reading, and as an English major I get to do a lot of that! In addition, the English professors really push me to be creative, interpret and analyze the world in new and thoughtful ways. Being an English major has given me a deeper appreciation for the power of words, sentences, and books. Also, being an English major means you can do most of your homework in coffee shops and buy old anthologies without people making fun of you which I am all about.

 

What person at Covenant has had the greatest impact on you, and why?
Stephanie Wharton. She was my assistant volleyball coach this past year, and I am so thankful that God brought her into my life. I have learned so much from her just by watching her constant faith and trust in the Lord.

 

How is Covenant preparing you for life after graduation?
1) the friendships and connections that Covenant helps to facilitate.
2) I think the liberal arts education is beneficial in shaping who I am and how I think about and interact with the world around me. It’s taught me to love learning.
3) It is providing me with a solid biblical framework to take with me through the rest of life!

 

How is Covenant equipping you for active membership in the church?
By teaching me the importance of faithfulness and consistency. Covenant consistently encourages us to become members and get involved in our local church communities.