Student Profile: Megan Walter '16

Megan Walter

 

Class Year
2016

 

Hometown
Tacoma, WA

 

Major
History

 

Minor
Education

 

Residence Hall and Floor
Maclellan/Rymer, Harambe!

 

Activities
RA, exploring Chattanooga, getting involved with Mission Chattanooga (my church), reading, hiking the beautiful trails around Covenant, discovering new music, and water-coloring are a few things that keep me sane!

 

Favorite place on campus
Probably the mailroom! It always brightens my day to get mail from afar and I absolutely love writing little notes for my friends.

 

Honors received at Covenant
Dean’s List

 

Why did you choose Covenant?
Besides the fact that Covenant is breathtakingly beautiful, I loved how tight-knit the community was, how enthusiastic the students were about being here, and how seriously the students and professors took their faith and their academic field.

 

How is Covenant unique?
Covenant has such a vibrant community, and I think people are living out their faith in really creative and beautiful ways.

 

What has been your favorite experience at Covenant?
Every Saturday, Prof. Kaufmann and his wife open up their home to students and they serve homemade pancakes and bacon. That a professor would open up his home and dedicate his Saturday to making Covenant students breakfast is so unique, and I think it really demonstrates the community and loving professors Covenant is blessed with.

 

What is your favorite class so far?
Introduction to History with Dr. Green

 

What made that class your favorite?
The assignments in Intro to History were really unique and challenging because they were different than any other assignments I’d done before. For one assignment we had to visit the cemetery at the bottom of the mountain, pick a tombstone, and then research and write a biography on the person. It really got you to understand the challenges and excitement of crafting history as well as producing something that (most likely) no one has ever written about before.

 

What are some things you enjoy about your major(s)?
You can’t go wrong with any of the professors in the history department! They all have different personalities and teaching styles but their level of concern and commitment to their field and their students is the same.

 

What person at Covenant has had the greatest impact on you, and why?
While there have been many, many people who have been influential in my life during my time at Covenant, I’d have to say my freshman year RA, Callie Dixon. Callie and I clicked right away and she made an effort to get to know me and to cultivate our friendship—leaving me encouraging notes that I still re-read, praying for me, and motivating me to apply for RA, which is a position that has been such a blessing for me this year!

 

What’s your favorite part of the day at Covenant?
Dinner time: classes are over, there is usually a beautiful sunset, you get to share a meal with friends or hall-mates, and you still have the whole evening ahead of you.

 

What are your post-graduation plans?
After finishing the MAT program at Covenant I hope to return to the Northwest to teach history in an inner-city middle school.

 

How is Covenant equipping you for the future?
At Covenant, I’ve been challenged to see how we are called to live faithfully in all areas of our lives, not just on Sunday mornings. Understanding that studying and teaching history is just another way to glorify God and understand Him better brings such motivation and purpose to my work.