"If I could change the world I wouldn't. If I could help the people I would. Like a tree without roots, the world matters much less if there are no people. Life comes out of living for Christ, and for people."
- Shelby Putnam, Freshman Political Science Major
- Codi Slayton, Sophomore
"I'm about to walk into a philosophy exam." How do you feel about it? "I'm calling an 83." Did you study a lot? "A lot is relative."
- Will Haas, Senior Biblical Studies Major
"Working, living and going to school at Gardner-Webb has been one of the greatest joys of my life. I'm ready to take everything I've learned here and move forward into the next stage of my life.”
- Jonathan Goldenberg, Senior English Major
“His name is Raffie.”
- Ashley Cable, Senior Communications Major
"College is a time to learn about yourself and grow as an individual. Gardner-Webb has helped me do that by showing me what I am capable of and by opening my eyes to the world."
- Jeremy Boudah, Senior Biology Major and Homecoming King
"Come to one night in the chapel, one 2am Waffle House trip, one pancake bingo, watch one sunset and you'll be hooked."
- Andrew Kinzer, Sophomore
“[In the Honors program] there are so many opportunities to get involved on campus. There are so many cool aspects; the TSD nights, the service projects like Big Sweep, and the professors. You create so many new connections and the people become your family.”
- Callie Elliot, Sophomore Honors Student Association Ex-Comm Member
"God commands us to love everyone. Even those who aren't easy to love or those who we don't think deserve our love. We're called to love exactly how Christ loves. And Christ loves everyone for who they are exactly how they are."
- Raygan Hall, Junior CMU Athletics Ministry Coordinator
"I came here for my first visit when it was pouring rain and I still loved it. That's when you know."
- Austyn Gorski, Sophomore Student Recruitment Ambassador
"Be good not bad. Have fun but play by the rules. You want to enjoy life but you also don’t wanna end up in jail.”
- Angela Meade, Sophomore
“I’m about to go pick up trash out of a river while having fun with friends.”
- Daniel Graves, Freshman Honors Student
“What better way to get to see the world than by helping people everywhere and telling them about Jesus.”
- Austin Miller, Junior
"The biggest difference between High School and College is that there are so many opportunities to grow here. Nobody cares about what you’ve done or haven’t done, they just focus on who you are right now.”
- Melan White, Freshman Lacrosse Player
“I told my mom I was going to Gardner-Webb and she said, ‘Oh, sweet, I look great in red.’ So that’s why I’m here, because my mom looks good in red.”
- Noah Cranford, Sophomore Soccer Player
“I have respect for the college age kid, you respect them, then your earn their respect… I don’t care what grades you make. I don’t give a flyin' rats tail. I don’t care! Mom and daddy will take care of that, or you will. The thing that matters the most to me, and in what I do, is that when you leave here you are a good person. That you don’t go home and kick your dog, or beat your wife, or call your husband words that shouldn’t come out of your mouth. That is what matters to me. The academic part will take care of itself. But if I have not, and my staff don’t do that, we have failed yall. Miserably we have failed."
- Doc Hunt, VP of Student Development
“I think I just failed a test. But guess what, I am still okay.”
- Shelby Robinson, GWU student
“I discovered a long time ago, that you have a choice to make. The choice is time or money. Because the deal is, you really can’t have both”
- Dr. Joseph Webb, GWU Professor
"It is like loosing your legs, then getting a whole new pair and having to learn how to walk all over again. But you have to decide if you even want to walk… With grieving… there are so many different levels of grieving, I have done many funerals from 90 years old to two years old. I thought I knew what it was like to grieve. But I didn’t know how debilitating it could be. Nothing I had experienced could have prepared me for this. You don’t get over it you learn to live with it, and at this juncture I would say I am standing and have taken a few steps. I wouldn’t say I am walking again."
- Dr. Don Berry, GWU Professor