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Multicultural Program Student Leaders

Benaiah Woodrow

Benaiah Woodrow

 

Major:

Economics

 

Graduation Year:

2022

 

What's so good about diversity?

Diversity bestows change to the community and individual. It enables us to find more sides of God than we thought possible, it creates new perspectives to the situations around us, and most importantly it provides good food that I can eat!

 

 

 


 

Mary Ann Rouland

Mary Ann Rouland

 

Major:

Interdisciplinary Studies

 

Graduation Year:

2021

 

What's so good about diversity?

Diversity shows us a broader and better way to live -- to celebrate, to mourn, to eat, to dress, to talk, to think, to learn, and to worship.

 

 

 


 

Viona Okwii Brown

Viona Okwii Brown

 

Major:

Biology (Pre Med Concentration)

 

Graduation Year:

2022

 

What's so good about diversity?

Diversity is the heartbeat of God’s creation. Through diversity, the majesty of God’s glory is revealed in His creation, especially in mankind. Through diversity, humans paint a gorgeous global canvas which reflects who God is.

 

 

 


 

G Gracya C Rudiman

G Gracya C Rudiman

 

Major/Minor:

Psychology/Linguistics/Sociology

 

Graduation Year:

2022

 

What's so good about diversity?

Diversity showed a glimpse of God's intricacy. One affectionate loving God to all nations. Just imagine the beauty of different nations coming together in worship! I also feel like it reveals the effort, thought process, intentionality, and love He had in creating every single person.

 

 

 


 

Lauren Johnson

Lauren Johnson

 

Major:

Interdisciplinary Studies

 

Graduation Year:

2021

 

What's so good about diversity?

Diversity is a celebration of God’s creativity. It allows us to appreciate the beauty found in our differences. When we rejoice in those qualities that make each of us unique, we become more open to the perspective of others, helping us become a stronger and more loving community of believers.

 

 

 


 

Caleb Masters

Caleb Masters

 

Major:

Engineering

 

Graduation Year:

2022

 

What's so good about diversity?

Diversity reminds us of God’s creative powers. God made SO many things, each one different from the other. Diversity makes life more exciting as well. It brings variety to every aspect of life – Language, food, work, entertainment… All of it.

 

 

 


 

Lisa Ashley Hill

Lisa Ashley Hill

 

Major:

Art

 

Graduation Year:

2022

 

What's so good about diversity?

Every culture brings something different and beautiful to the table. Since we are all image bearers each culture uniquely reflects something about God. I believe when we celebrate diversity, we are also celebrating God’s goodness and creativity.

 

 

 


 

Jamie Stambolie

Jamie Stambolie

 

Major:

Art & Spanish

 

Graduation Year:

2023

 

What's so good about diversity?

Diversity allows us to love and glorify God more as we are able to see many different and beautiful aspects of Him in all His children on earth. It allows us to enjoy living for God as we all worship Him together, rather than as a single small group.

 

 

Bennett Jonathan

“One of my favorite event at Covenant is Culture Fest. I really enjoyed spending time with people and learning more about their different backgrounds and experiences they went through. Playing the Indonesian instrument called “Angklung” with Chi Xin, Davy, Joy, Gaby, Nicholas, John, Senri, Max, Esther, Ella, Ismael, and Mark has been one of the highlights because I enjoyed getting to know more about them through practicing and performing together. I was also excited to share the foods from back home to people here because I feel food can be one of the best ways to know other people’s culture.”
 - Bennett Jonathan '21
Sarah Ocando, Associate Dean of Students and Director of the Multicultural Program, encouraged the Covenant community to remember that unity is one of Christ's primary goals for his church.