I was raised in a Christian family were I was always taught to love God, and He was the answer to my problems. However this became harder for me to simply believe as I got older. I have experienced many events in my life that have made me question what my family taught me growing up about God always solving my problems if I trusted Him. However, I have come to find that it is in fact true, it just isn't as easy as it once was when I was little. One of the biggest challenges I faced was choosing a college. I had my heart set on a college other than Roberts, I fought God for a long time even after choosing to come to Roberts. I knew in my heart that I was in the place God wanted me to be, but I didn't want to admit that God was right. This is where God changed my life! He has put people in my life while being here at Roberts that have strengthened me and shown me that I can achieve anything with God's help.
How has your faith been strengthened while at Roberts?
Looking back on how much God has changed my life since freshman year, I am astonished! I never imagined I would still be at Roberts after my first semester, and now as I approach graduation, I wouldn't want any other college name on my diploma. This is the college that God always had planned for me, and He proved that to me in so many ways through my years here. I have truly learned what it means to own your faith as your own while being here at Roberts.
What are the pros for attending Roberts, especially as a math or science major?
The biggest benefit of being a science major at Roberts is the class sizes. Since we are a small school the class sizes tend to be very small especially in upper level courses. Therefore, it becomes easier to get to know the professors and to build a relationship with them on a more personal level. Therefore, the professors are more available to answer questions and help the students understand the material better.
What is your major and what are looking to do in the future?
I am a cross-disciplinary major with a minor in Biology and concentrations in Spanish and Psychology. I plan on going to physician's assistant school in the future.
What are the top 3 things you like best about the department?
- We have a really awesome Math and Science Club that plans events very month to integrate the department and get the student involved in social activities
- Adopt-a- School: Students can volunteer to go into an inner city 4th grade class room once a month to teach a hands on science lesson to help the 4th graders prepare for their state exam.
- Integration of the faculty. The faculty in the Math and Science departments are extremely involved in all the activities and are always willing to participate in whatever ridiculous things the students come up with. The department would not be as much fun without their participation!
How have you benefited from the faculty in the department?
Not only do the faculty care about the students academically, but they also care about the students personally. Every faculty member in the math and science department strives to help see each student achieve the fullest potential. Personally, the faculty members have shown great care for me. I have gotten to know many faculty members personally and have benefited from their prayers in time of need and illness. The faculty in the department are some of the most caring and understanding people I have ever met. They are another reason that I know Roberts was the school God wanted me at. I can't imagine any other school having such kind and caring professors that truly care for their students and genuinely want to get to know them personally and see them exceed academically.
What would you say or suggest to a prospective student?
Don't be afraid to trust God, He knows the best plan for your life, and it will amaze you! If that plan is to come to Roberts, than you will have the time of your life! God works in amazing ways here at Roberts! There are many people from many different backgrounds here and there is a place for everyone. If you want a school where God will use you, and speak to you....than this is the place for you!