Looking back: An Alumni's Reflection on their years at Gardner-Webb

Looking back: An Alumni's Reflection on their years at Gardner-Webb

by Dillon Stadther

I decided that I would attend GWU.

At first, I was hesitant to make this college decision. However, once I verbally committed to my decision I felt very at peace. Anyway, let’s fast-forward through my four years. I’ve since graduated and upon graduation, I spent a fair amount of time reflecting on my education.

Was GWU worth it? Academically? Socially? Spiritually? These questions are nearly impossible to quantify. 

3,000 Miles

3,000 Miles

by Emily Hamilton

3,000 (technically 2,852) miles is how far away Boiling Springs is from my home town.  My name is Emily Hamilton, and I am a sophomore here at Gardner-Webb. I was born and raised in Washington State. The place I call home is a small town (much like Boiling Springs) located in the top northwest corner of Washington, along the Canadian border, called Everson.

Ten Tips for Surviving Nursing School

 Ten Tips for Surviving Nursing School

by Megan Wray

Dear Future Nursing Student,

I know exactly how you're feeling right now as you sit with your letter of acceptance from the School of Nursing in your hands: giddy, anxious, and excited about starting your journey at Gardner-Webb University as a nursing student. You have every right to be excited! Gardner-Webb's nursing program is top-notch and includes excellent faculty who are committed to your success. 

Procrastination

Procrastination

by Joshua McKoy

I want to start off by stating the obvious. You've been procrastinating. You procrastinated on filling out your application to Gardner-Webb, and you most definitely procrastinated on filling out your FAFSA. If you still haven't filled it out, you'll probably continue to do what you're doing until the last minute.

Adjust Your Sails

Adjust Your Sails

by Lauren Mahoney

My college decision-making process was not an easy one.  I had every intention of smooth sailing with plenty of scholarships, acceptance letters, and an easy final choice.  However, I really struggled to find where God wanted me to go to school!  I was in the final months of my senior year of high school, and still had no clue where I was going to go to college. 

The Five Best Things About Being A Freshman (At GWU)

The Five Best Things About Being A Freshman (At GWU)

1)    Orientation Week

by Alice Byrd

It will be the most uncomfortable week of your life, if you’re an introvert like me. However, it is also the most exciting week of your life! Three staples of GWU Orientation Week are Bulldog Madness, the Think Fast Game Show, and Lip Sync. These events are designed to get you out of your comfort zone – and believe me, it works!