Why I Chose Campbell University
By Erin Schultze | November 20, 2013 | Leave a Comment
My friends and I gather often at Creek Coffee for Bible study.
My journey at Campbell began in August of 2010, and it has been nothing short of amazing! I chose to attend Campbell because of the faculty and staff, atmosphere, and people.
At Campbell, you are not a number. You are a person. When you walk around campus, it is not out of the norm for a professor who taught you in English 101 to remember you by name. The professors are here to help you succeed and to provide you with one-on-one help when needed.
Campbell University is different from most colleges, in the best of ways. Campbell is a home away from home and a place that allows students to grow as individuals, both mentally and spiritually. The first time I stepped foot onto campus, I felt a sense of peace, and I knew it was the right place for me.
At Campbell, you have the opportunity to build relationships and watch them grow. In my four years at the University, I have developed many friendships and relationships that I know will last for a lifetime. I have a group of eight girlfriends. We all became connected at different stages throughout our college careers, in different ways, whether from attending classes together, living in the same dorms, and even through campus ministry groups. Whatever it was, I know it was meant for us all to meet at some point in our college careers. God placed us in each other’s lives for a reason. For the most part, we are all seniors, except for the few of us who are going to graduate school. This is bittersweet because we will soon be leaving in different directions. However, I do know that we will stay connected. Since it is our senior year, we decided to create a senior bucket list with tons of fun things for us to do before we graduate and move on to our real-world jobs. The list includes the silliest of things such as messy twister paint (you can never be too old to make a mess with paint!), to Thanksgiving dinner, a tacky sweater Christmas party, the State Fair, concerts, football games, and so much more. We are going to make this year one to remember!
God knew I needed these girls in my life to not only be my best friends but to also be my spiritual encouragers. At the end of each week, we meet at our local coffee shop, Creek Coffee, and we dive into God’s word, share our worries, concerns, prayer requests, and whatever the Lord has laid on our hearts.
Seeing my journey end as a college student at Campbell is bittersweet. I have heard the saying- “Once Campbell has touched your heart, it will never be the same,” and I must say this is very true. Campbell University will always be a special place to me and have a special place in my heart. When I look back on my college years, I am so thankful I made the decision to come here. I have developed lifelong friendships and have made memories that will last a lifetime. When you are at the University, you truly become a part of the Campbell family and the community.