The Commons Spring 2018: Graduation Edition - Page 11

2018 GRADUATES REUBEN HENRIQUEZ FAVORITE NSA MEMORY: This is a toss-up between all the awesome Easter celebrations and the roadtrip/evangelism/BBQ/woodcutting adventures. PLANS AFTER GRADUATION: I will pursue an MA in Linguistics and then serve with Pioneer Bible Translators. MOST IMPORTANT TAKEAWAY: Those who strive for excellence will have a hard but excellent life. RACHEL HURLEY B CAROLINE LANDIS SARAH KNEPLEY FAVORITE NSA MEMORY: Camping in the deserts of Utah with my best buds on the herpetology trip! PLANS AFTER GRADUATION: I am working towards my dream job of designing exhibits in a museum or historical site that I really love. MOST IMPORTANT TAKEAWAY: One of the greatest blessings God gives us on earth is other people! There are so many kind and loving people at NSA who have helped me more than I could explain in writing. FAVORITE NSA MEMORY: Noosing lizards and prying starfish out of tide- pools, watching a professor lecture while wearing armor and hearing another quote “Princess Bride” to summarize Aquinas—these are some of my favorite memories from NSA. But my favorite memory may simply be singing “Elect of God” to incoming students at Convocation followed by ice cream and conversations in the warm dusk of a late summer evening, surrounded by students, faculty, and family. PLANS AFTER GRADUATION: