Asbury Grads Ready to Impact the World – Asbury University
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May 9, 2016

New Asbury University graduates share their plans to impact the world for Christ.

WILMORE, Ky. — After Asbury University’s commencement ceremonies on Saturday, new graduates left campus with a mission — to impact the world for Christ. 

Equipped for excellence and shaped by Asbury’s transformative Christian community, traditional undergraduates, degree-completion and graduate students are ready to give back. As they join an alumni community of more than 22,000 in all 50 states and in 80 countries, here are just a few of the ways the Class of 2016 plans to impact the world:

  • “I’m starting seminary in August and studying mental-health counseling. My goal is to reach at-risk women through non-profit work, where I can make them feel whole and safe and show them how much Christ loves them.” — Linda Conner ’16, Leadership and Ministry (Adult Professional Studies)
  • “I will be moving down to Selma, Ala., where I will work with entrepreneurs, being mentored to do business God’s way. I want to impact the world via business, wherever the Lord leads.” — Nesbert Vaval ’16, Business major
  • “I’m going to work in the public school system and create a safe environment for kids who don’t always have a safe place. I want to impact the next generation by being a teacher.” — Alyssa Bacon ’16, Elementary Education major
  • “I want to help transform the music industry so that the music hitting the market is more Christ-centered.” — Stephen Woods ’16, Media Communication major
  • “I will be getting licensed and moving into a therapy position, working with people to help keep families together in home services.” — Amanda Collins ’16, Master of Social Work
  • “This summer, I’m going to work with Love Thy Neighborhood, doing work in the inner city. I’m going to impact the world by loving the people around me in the context of my neighborhood and by applying that to the rest of my life.” — Sarah Choate ‘16, Communications major
  • “Because of my degree, I feel better equipped to tell stories about what the Lord is doing around the world. Right now, I’m working on video packages for the Christian and Missionary Alliance, highlighting work being done with church plants and ministries.” — Sean O’Connor ’14, Master of Arts in Communication: Digital Storytelling in 2016
  • “In July, I’m taking over as principal of a Christian school in Florida. I’m really looking forward to impacting my students and preparing them to make a difference in the world.” — Lisa Corbett ’86 Bacon, Master of Arts in Teaching in 2016
  • “My husband, Josh, and I are going to transform the orphan care system of Taiwan by mobilizing the church.” — Jessica Williamson ’16, Social Work major
  • “I want to be a light in the darkness. Wherever I am and whatever I do, I want to shine bright for Jesus.” Jorge Castorena ’16, Journalism and Communication double major


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