Student Profile: Evan Weir '15
Residence Hall and Floor
Carter, Second South
Student senate, triathlon club, business & economics clubs, and tennis.
Favorite place on campus
My favorite place on campus is actually a little bit off campus. I love spending beautiful afternoons (lots of those at Covenant!) running through the trees and along the bluffs on the miles of cross country trails the school maintains all around campus. Running in such a beautiful place helps me blow off steam after a long day.
Honors received at Covenant
Student Body Vice President, Genesis 1:28 Business Scholarship, International Economics Honor Society (Omicron Delta Epsilon), Triathlon team captain, Dean’s List
Why did you choose Covenant?
I came to visit Covenant as a senior in high school because I had heard about their high quality academics, and coming from a rigorous college prep school, that was the main thing I was looking for in a college. But when I arrived, I noticed that there was something different about the school. I was blown away by how genuinely committed the students I met were to not only their academics, but to their walk with the Lord. Unlike the kids on other campuses I had visited, it was clear that Covenant students were committed to something beyond themselves or their school work. There was such an evident culture of Christ-likeness both in the classrooms and in the dorm rooms, and that made a huge impression on me. After I decided I wanted to go to Covenant, the Lord opened some doors financially that actually made Covenant more affordable than in-state public school, so I signed up and the rest is history.
How is Covenant unique?
I think Covenant is unique because of the way it combines the best aspects of different college cultures into one campus. The top notch academics and brilliant professors give the school a high-quality-liberal-arts-university feel, while the tight-knit Christian community brings the traditional culture of a Christian college into the mix. The school is every bit as scholarly as it is serious about Christ. I visited lots of universities (both secular and Christian) when I was looking at schools, and I have yet to see another institution that practices that fusion as well as Covenant.
What has been your favorite experience at Covenant?
I love that I can look back on my time here and see clear examples of the work that the Lord has done (and is continuing to do) in my heart. In addition to growing in my knowledge of the subject matter, the relationships I have been able to make with the incredible people here have challenged and strengthened my walk with the Lord in so many ways.
What is your favorite class so far?
That is a really hard question. I have been able to take so many incredible classes with some really fantastic professors here. But if I had to pick, it would probably be Principles of Microeconomics with Dr. Wescher, which I took during the fall of my freshman year.
What made that class your favorite?
I had never thought of the world in economic terms prior to taking that class, and once he introduced that mindset to me, I couldn’t get enough. Pretty much every class it was like he would take some part of society that we all thought we understood, pull back the curtain and say, “Here, let me show you what’s actually happening here.” It completely changed the way I look at the world. In fact, before that semester was over, I had changed my major to economics. He still teaches it to a new group of freshmen every fall, and I will still go and sit in as often as I can.
What are some things you enjoy about your major(s)?
I love that pretty much all of the students in the economics department are friends, and that we are all really comfortable with our professor, Dr. Wescher. We eat lunch together, stay up late group studying with each other, and even go over to Dr. Wescher’s house from time to time to play games and hang out. It’s fun to work hard and push yourself when you are doing it with your friends.
What person at Covenant has had the greatest impact on you, and why?
That would have to be my roommate, Jack, who I got randomly placed with my freshman year. He is one of the most kind, smart, and funny guys I know –not to mention a great roommate (we have decided to stay together all the way through our time at Covenant). But most of all, Jack is an incredible man of God who pushes me towards Christ.
What’s your favorite part of the day at Covenant?
I love 11:00 a.m. on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday when the students and faculty come together to worship in the chapel. Everything on campus stops for 35 minutes while we take a break from our busy schedules to refocus on what really matters. After chapel, we all go to lunch together afterwards. It’s pretty awesome.
What are your post-graduation plans?
I am not entirely sure yet. I am applying to several different law schools, but I would also love to jump right into the business world for a few years before going on to further education. I know that I want to work with people, and I know that I want to work somewhere in the world of finance, but that still leaves lots of options. Ultimately, my goal is to follow the Lord wherever I go, and I am confident that as long as I commit my work to Him, He will establish my plans.
How is Covenant equipping you for the future?
I am so blessed to go to a school that shapes students’ hearts just as much as their minds. I am confident that when I graduate I will leave this place with a solid biblical and educational foundation which the Lord can use to build something for His glory. While I have some ideas of what that might look like, my prayer is that, as I step into the professional world, I will be able to faithfully trust and obey His will for my life. I can’t imagine a place that could better equip me to live out that call.