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Different dreams, one purpose: Students from all over the world join MU

Students with different dreams and goals arrived on campus last week. Some had included MU in their plans for years, while others made last-minute decisions to attend. But regardless of their backgrounds, all of our new students desire a higher purpose in their careers. They look to their faith to infuse meaning in all they do.

Student2015aMiguel Ruiz traveled all the way from his hometown in Mexico to experience MU. “I basically came to follow my dream,” he says. “I want to have a sports ministry. I have played soccer my whole life, and I want to go back to Mexico and share the gospel there through soccer.” The youth ministry major is convinced MU is the perfect place to pursue his ambitions. He says he wants to learn everything he can while he’s here.

Student2015cAzaria Coakley is eager to interact with people on campus and learn their stories. “I think we have a small enough school where I can learn about everyone I graduate with,” she says.  The business major from Vancouver, Wash., wasn’t sold on MU at first, but she quickly changed her mind when she took a second look. “I love Multnomah already, and I’ve only been here two days,” she says. “I want to learn what my place is, and I feel this is the best place to do that.”

Student2015bIn terms of the campus environment, Monica Paterson found exactly what she was looking for at Multnomah. “I wanted to be submerged in a Christian atmosphere,” she says. “No matter where I am on campus, I want to be able to talk to someone about Jesus or ask, ‘Do you mind praying for me?’ I wanted to be in a place where these conversations were common.” The global studies major from Vinton City, Ohio, visited several other Christian colleges, but they weren’t quite right. “I loved the opportunities they offered, but I knew they weren’t my blessing – Multnomah was,” she says.

We welcome you, new students. Our prayerful desire is that you will become equipped to engage our culture with courage and compassion while committing yourself to serving Jesus with your career. Have a great school year!

‘We’re here for you’: MU Faculty Welcomes New Students

'We're getting to know one another'

MU's four-day student orientation was a flurry of activity. Newcomers eagerly greeted fellow classmates, toured campus and explored Portland under the guidance of some seasoned MU students. But one aspect that truly stood out was the time spent with MU's faculty. Our university has several differentiators, but its emphasis on solid student-professor connections is one of its strongest. Read the rest of this entry »

United by Faith: MU Welcomes New Students

Comments Off Written on August 23rd, 2013 by
Categories: Students

‘I just felt God wanted me here’

One student is a commuter majoring in business administration. Another is a guitarist who wants to make the most of his musical gifts. Still another is an aspiring missionary pilot who plans to focus on aviation technology.

Our freshmen are here for a lot of different reasons, but they all have one thing in common: an unshakeable faith in God. And they arrived on campus August 22 for a four-day orientation program that spoke to the heart of the Multnomah community. Read the rest of this entry »