Major: theater and communications
Career: Kate acts, directs, and does whatever is needed for a
community-based theater company in Au burn, Alabama, called Small Time Outreach
Productions. The company promotes theater in the community, presents plays
on teen issues for local schools, and organizes productions in churches
throughout the Southeast.
"Because Whitworth is a small liberal arts school, it allowed me to have
more one-on-one time with my professors. Both of my main theater professors
were instrumental in encouraging me to develop my talents, challenging me,
and always trying to expand my horizons. It was those two professors who
took me to the Christians in Theater Arts conference in 1998. The school
was able to help provide financial aid for several of us to go, and that's
where I auditioned for the job I have now."
Major: mass communications
Career: Eric works as feature producer/reporter with ESPN's
"Scholastic Sports America." He gets to travel across the country to work
with celebrities like Michael Jordan and Tiger Woods. He got valuable experience
for his career by working as student manager for Covenant Productions,
Anderson's video production house.
"The head of Anderson's broadcasting department, Donald Boggs, always
supported me. He challenged me, which I was really grateful for. He asked
me to floor- direct one of the Gaither Family Homecoming video shoots. As
a college junior, directing [the Gaither videos] was a little intimidating.
But Professor Boggs' encouragement helped give me the confidence to
step up and do what needed to be done."
Houghton, New York
Major: Christian education
Career: Greg serves as director of relief/overseas personnel for World
Hope International, a humanitarian organization that focuses on relief and
development ministries. He coordinates volunteer travel and shipments to
the 22 countries where World Hope works.
"Houghton gave me a lot of opportunities. I was involved in student activities
and a number of campus events, like helping with orientation, working in
the residence halls, playing intramurals, and serving on the campus activities
board. These things prepared me to just dive right into projects and give
them my best shot. Some would say I was overly active, but I think it benefits
Oral Roberts University
Major: political science
Career: Chris works in Washington, D.C., as a communications policy
analyst for the National Republican Congressional Committee. He formerly
worked as a staffer for House of Representatives majority whip, Texas Republican
"Hubert Morken is the professor who stands out the most. He was quite a visionary
and inspired me to get into politics. And he was very passionate about what
he believed. He was able to make students dig deeper than just studying for
a test, actually getting us into the issues and helping us know where we
stand. When I left his Comparative Government class, I found myself much
more solidified in what I believe."
St. Paul, Minnesota
Career: Karrn, a second lieutenant in the Air Force reserves, was
Student of the Year in her department at the University of Osteopathic Medicine
and Health Science in Des Moines, Iowa, where she now attends. After medical
school, she will serve full-time as an Air Force physician.