While people were baking homemade sourdough bread, adopting pets and remodeling bathrooms to make the most of being stuck at home during the pandemic, music performance major Shant Arakelian ’21 was composing a six-movement sonata about his life.
Faith Rising catalyzed significant updates to core student spaces including Lane Student Center, Jenks Library, Bennett Athletic Center, Brigham Athletic Complex and the La Vida Center for Outdoor Education and Leadership.
Faith Rising enabled vital enhancements to the College’s academic model: shorter completion times, concurrent education and expanded digital opportunities, all while retaining Gordon’s commitment to the core values of a Christian liberal arts education.
Through the Faith Rising campaign, Gordon dramatically decreased tuition costs to families and increased the volume of merit- and need-based scholarships for students.
From 1996 until present day, a group of independent researchers have put outdoor orientation programs (OOPs), aimed at helping first-year students transition to college, to the test. En masse, they interviewed 36 trip leaders and 1,581 participants to see not only if they had changed, but to determine how.