What Our Grads Are Saying
As a Child Advocate Attorney in Newark, NJ, I work in the Public Defender's Office representing abused and neglected children in their Family Court proceedings. I'm also a full-time mom and wife. Analyzing and discussing issues in the philosophy and history classes at Roberts helped prepare me for Law School. The professors made learning fun and dynamic. The small class size enabled everyone to participate and engage in the learning experience. So, as an introvert, I was challenged to express and explain ideas, which prepared me for my career later on as an advocate attorney.
The Christian education sets Roberts apart from the typical college experience. The weekly chapel provided deeply powerful worship and fellowship with other students, staff, and professors. The encouragement that I received from the speakers and music was an integral part of my journey with Christ during college and beyond.
- Chrissa de Vries Staunch
"Throughout my four years at Roberts, I was blessed with people who contributed to my spiritual, academic and philosophical growth. I was honored to be a part of the Men’s Basketball team, the Model United Nations team, serve as Vice President of the Chess Club, and learn from the wisest and most generous professors, coaches, and mentors. I made friendships and cultivated values that I will cherish for a lifetime.
As an incoming RWC student, expect a life-changing experience and wonderful opportunities to be a part of a wide variety of spiritual, athletic, charitable and academic extracurricular activities. Enjoy these life events, embrace college life and the RWC campus' culture, but most of all feast on your major. Absorb the learning experience and immerse yourself in your studies, and you will be forever grateful that you did. For me, being a history major offered something unique and spectacular. “A smart man learns from his own mistakes. A wise man learns from the mistakes of others.” I’m paraphrasing a bit, but this lesson was built into one of the first lectures presented to me in Western Civ as a freshman. Learning about the lives of great people from our past over my four years was both educational and inspiring. The lessons I learned while studying everything from the Renaissance to the Enlightenment to Constitutional Law helped shape my way of thinking and fuel my lifelong dream to practice law. So, embrace all RWC has to offer. Make friends, develop relationships, enrich your faith and learn. These next few years are what you make of them -- make the most!"
So, embrace all RWC has to offer. Make friends, develop relationships, enrich your faith and learn. These next few years are what you make of them -- make the most!"
"One of the strongest aspects of the History program at Roberts Wesleyan College was the personal interest that the professors took in my performance and my life....The requirements of the classes gave me the ability and knowledge to develop a disciplined academic life that has led to other educational opportunities. My contact with students from other colleges has shown that the History program at Roberts can compete with the programs of major universities in the country. I feel that my time and money were well spent as a History major at Roberts Wesleyan College."
Robert Richard '00
"Being a part of the History program at RWC was one of the best parts of my college experience. I was able to learn about many different areas of history, from Late Medieval England to Modern America. Having such a range of topics and classes not only gave me a wider base of historical knowledge, but is helping me be able to pursue a higher degree that combines some of these different facets of history."
Jessie Spressart '00