Phonathon

Phonathon

At Asbury University, we are equipping students with the education, skills and spiritual foundation to make an impact on their community, professions, family and the Church. Your support plays a vital role in helping us accomplish this mission.

Below you will find short bios on each of the students involved in the Phonathon program. Each of these students has a remarkable story of transformation and a vision of where God is leading them.

Aurora Pullar

Aurora Pullar
Phonathon Coordinator

Class of 2014: B.A. Psychology
Hometown: Orlando, FL

About me: After already having paid a deposit to attend a different university, God made it clear that He wanted me at Asbury. Without ever having been to Kentucky, I got on a plane to attend classes here. I quickly made friends, became involved in a local church, and thrived in the new community. I liked it so much I decided to stay!

What I love about Asbury: Asbury is a place for both academic and spiritual development. I grew so much while I was here and now I love interacting with the students.

Fun fact: I played the tuba for 13 years and one of my favorite classes while attending Asbury was Christian Theology with Dr. Kevin Anderson.


Alicia
Sophomore: Psychology & Missions
Hometown: Richmond, KY

Why I chose Asbury: Throughout the process of choosing a college, I had a lot of pressure to attend a different university. Through a long series of events, God provided a way for me to go to Asbury, which my family and I didn't think would be possible. God gave me the courage to attend Asbury, the school I felt called to, and I been been blessed beyond words because of that.

What I love about Asbury: Asbury is a thin place for me, meaning it's a place where the space between God and I is very thin. It is evident that the Holy Spirit is present and active on this campus. I also love the community here. I felt loved and a sense of belonging the first week I stepped on campus.

Fun fact: My favorite class so far this year is Instructional Bible Study. Also, I love music and have been to over 200 concerts!


Alicia

Amanda

Amanda
Freshman: English
Hometown: Orlando, FL

Why I Chose Asbury: When I toured different colleges, I felt God calling me to attend Asbury. Even though it is far from my home I felt peace about leaving because I know this is where I am supposed to be.

What I love about Asbury: I love all the new friends I've made, my teachers, making stirfry in the cafeteria, and all the opportunities that Asbury holds for my future career. Also, I love to sit under the trees on the bench in the lawn while I study, sketch, or read.

Fun fact: Over the summer I started to paddleboard and slackline. Both activities are extremely fun and I recommend everyone to try them!


Juleah
Sophomore: Business Management
Hometown: Grayson, GA

Why I Chose Asbury: I chose Asbury because I felt a peace in my heart when I walked on campus. The classes are difficult and require you to think critically. I love that the school aims to prepare you for life as a Christian in a secular world. I looked at a few other schools, but God made it clear to me that Asbury was where I was supposed to be.

What I love about Asbury: I love the spirituality of campus. I also love the community of Asbury. I love all the people and how geniune they are.

 

Fun fact: My favorite class is Marketing. I also love putting peanut butter and onions on hamburgers.

Juleah

Kathryn

Kathryn
Freshman: Political Science

Why I chose Asbury: I visited Asbury in the fall of 2013 not thinking about attending, but as soon as I arrived I felt the presence of Jesus on campus. As soon as I realized that, I filled out my application and now I call Asbury home.

What I love about Asbury: Asbury has an immense sense of community that I feel extremely priveledged to be a part of. This place does not only cultivate learners but also disciples.

Fun fact: My favorite class is Spanish with Dr. Butler. I can speak Spanish, French, and Hebrew and I would like to work in the State Department after I graduate.

Melynda
Sophomore: Media Communications
Hometown: Seattle, WA

Why I chose Asbury: I was attending community college, planning to transfer to a university in my hometown when my mom discovered Asbury. She had been shredding old college mailers, and the pamphlet from Asbury wouldn't fit through the shredder! The word "Transform" caught her eye, and she brought the pamphlet to me. It was amazing; this little private school in Kentucky seemed to have everything I'd been praying for in a university. I applied, and had a great experience with the admissions department, particularly Jackie Neal. A visit in March just confirmed it. Asbury is where I am meant to be. God's hand was definitely on that experience, and I can't wait to see what else He has planned!

What I love about Asbury: It's a common answer among Asbury students, but I love the community here. No matter if you're a freshman or transfer, the school will put you into a TAG (Transition and Guidance) Group to help you adjust to your first semester away. We're all encouraged to get to know our chapel buddies, suitemates, graduating classmates, and even our professors. Even though I'm 2,500 miles away from home I never have to worry about being alone for a break or long weekend. People here are so willing to heap southern hospitality and God's love onto anyone who needs it.

Fun fact: My favorite classes are some of my Comm/Arts classes. I just love being in the Miller Center.

Melynda

Nicole

Nicole
Senior: Media Communications
Hometown: Shippenville, PA

Why I chose Asbury: I love movies and want to be a director someday. I heard about Asbury's Media Department because Dr. Owens, Dean of the Communications Program, goes to the same church camps that I do. I visited Asbury and fell in love with it, so now I'm here working on films!

What I love about Asbury: I love that campus is in a small town, but Lexington is not far so you get the best of both worlds. I have amazing friends and I love the girls on my hall. We have crazy adventures and challenge each other on every level.

Fun fact: This summer I took my sister's senior pictures - about 1,000 pictures to sift through.

Stephen
Senior: Media Communications
Hometown: Frankfort, KY

Why I chose Asbury: I chose Asbury because it has an amazing media department, and I have the opportunity to play tennis here. When I visited campus and saw the school, I realized it was a place like no other. I fell in love with the people as well as the heart of Asbury.

What I love about Asbury: I love the people. Without so many fantastic professors and friends, this university would not be the same.

Fun fact: My favorite class is Advanced Audio Prouction and  I am a singer/songwriter.

Stephen

Taylor

Taylor
Sophomore: Social Work
Hometown: Louisville, KY

Why I chose Asbury: The community is invested in living/acting like Christ and supporting its members in Christian values. I visted once and fell in love with the campus and the people.

What I love about Asbury: Professors pray for/with their students and we have chapel three times per week. My friends and peers are supportive and the classes are both fun and fulfilling.

Fun fact: My favorite class so far this year is Social Service Systems. I love reading and chocolate!