Student Profile: Laura Scott Tomlin '18
Residence Hall and Floor
Founders Hall, Balcony
Favorite place on campus
The overlook between Brock and the Chapel
Why did you choose Covenant?
In high school, my volleyball coach and my biology teacher met here and got married. They always talked about it and told me that they thought I would love it. I visited during my sophomore year in high school and immediately did.
Did you visit Covenant as a high school student? If so, how did that visit impact your decision to attend Covenant?
Yes! I actually visited multiple times. These visits completely sold me on Covenant! Being able to see the behind the scenes and talk to students and go to classes made me so excited.
How is Covenant unique?
Covenant is a place that constantly points me to Jesus. The professors care about me as a person and the atmosphere is unique.
Describe Covenant in three words.
Pretty darn awesome.
What has been your favorite experience at Covenant?
Hmmm - There has been a lot. I love Day of Prayer, the chance to go to SEPA twice, and getting to play volleyball for two years. I also LOVE exploring Chattanooga and all the local restaurants.
What is your favorite class so far?
Research Methods. This class wasn’t my favorite as far as content goes, but it's the proudest I’ve felt finishing a project. Learning to research a topic, conduct my own experiment and analyze and write my own research paper made me feel quite accomplished.
What makes hall life at Covenant unique?
I like that we have a mixture of freshmen through seniors on the hall from all majors. I also like the hall and building events and the chances to have a ton of fun and grow.
What are some things you enjoy about your major?
I love learning about the way people work and how broken we all are and in need of a savior. I really enjoy studying that from a psychological standpoint and learning more about what makes people different from each other.
What person at Covenant has had the greatest impact on you, and why?
Dr. Eames has made a huge impact on me. I think he is a picture of grace. He has cared about me far beyond my status in his class. I have gotten to have many conversations with him where he has not only encouraged me of Jesus’ complete acceptance and love for me, but also shown me how to better love people different from me like Jesus does. He has impacted my desire to go into counseling and shaped the way I see Jesus in everyday life.
How is Covenant preparing you for life after graduation?
I am learning what it means to truly love people like Jesus does. Covenant is equipping me to care for the people I meet as image bearer’s of God. It is also teaching me to interact in the world of psychology in a professional and educated way.
How is Covenant equipping you for active membership in the church?
Through my time here, I have learned how important it is to be involved in the local church. Covenant is teaching me to really understand my faith on a deeper level. I have also realized here (through a chapel talk by Chad Dirske) that even though we often see the sinfulness of the church all around us, God has chosen to love the church in the midst of its brokenness and use it for his purposes. It is neat and important to be a part of this work and God works through us as a body when we worship him together. Covenant is equipping me to be passionate about the church and to have a deep understanding of who God is.