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Hello! My name is Cameron Reeder, and I am a Junior at GWU. I am majoring in Accounting, and there are so many things about Gardner-Webb that make me happy to be here. Here are (in no particular order) my five favorite things at Gardner-Webb:
1. The Campus
From the beautiful trees and landscaping to the breathtaking view of the spring by Tucker Student Center, Gardner-Webb University’s campus looks stunning day-in and day-out. Gardner-Webb University’s campus is a great location for taking relaxing walks, studying on the quad, hammocking with friends, and so much more! In addition, the campus is filled with so many recreational activities for us students, such as the Broyhill Adventure Course, beach volleyball, pool tables, ping-pong tables, a movie theater, a gym, an aerobics room, etc. Gardner-Webb’s University’s campus is truly something special, and I am so blessed to be able to call Gardner-Webb my college home!
2. The Professors
Here at Gardner-Webb University, students are more than just a number in a large lecture hall. With an average class size of 25 students, professors are able to be on a first-name basis with us. The professors here truly want their students to succeed, and they will do anything in their power to enable us to do so by having office hours and holding review sessions before a large test or exam. Professors here have motivated me to try my best and excel beyond my limits, and I am truly thankful for that!
3. The People
The people (other students, faculty and staff) here at Gardner-Webb University are some of the most caring, nice, and Godly people I have ever met. I know that I can count on them to brighten my day each and every day, and I can count on them to lift me up in good times and bad times! Everyone greets everyone with a smile here at Gardner-Webb University. I have made so many lifelong friends here, and I love being surrounded by so many great people!
4. The Athletic Events
The athletic events at Gardner-Webb University are always hype and fun to go to! As a member of the Marching Band and the Pep Band, I love going to football games and basketball games to cheer on and support my fellow Dawgs. Whether it be soccer, volleyball or wrestling, each and every game/match from each sport on campus is enjoyable to watch and experience. Joy, pride and excitement is seen and felt by everyone at each athletic event!
5. The Faith
Gardner-Webb University is truly an embodiment of “For God and Humanity.” Faith has been a large part of my time here at Gardner-Webb University through FOCUS, Men’s Ministry, The Gathering, etc. There are so many faith-based clubs and organizations here on campus, and my faith has grown so much over the years as a result of being a part of these organizations. Through The Gathering and Men’s Ministry, I have been able to worship Jesus and dig into the Bible every week with fellow students. Through FOCUS, I have been able to go out to local churches and minister to their youth groups by studying the Bible and playing recreational games with them.
Overall, I have thoroughly enjoyed my time here at Gardner-Webb University, and I am so thankful to be a part of such an awesome University with great people, programs, and values.
Cameron Reeder, ‘20. Majoring in Accounting. I enjoy hanging out with friends and playing the guitar and trumpet.