“For my freshman year of college, I attended Pacific Union College and honestly, I felt like it wasn’t a good fit for me. At the time I didn’t really know what I wanted to do. I decided to study abroad and take that time to figure things out; I ended up going to the Middle Eastern University in Lebanon, and I must say it was an amazing year.
While I was there I met some people, who had connections with union. This was very weird because I was in the Middle East and suddenly people were talking about a college in Nebraska. A woman named Ingrid Oberholster, a Union College alum, was there. She told me about Union and how much she loved it. Coincidentally, Malcolm Russell (Director of the Honors program) decided to teach in Lebanon last year while I was there. These people's stories about a college with a family feel impacted me.
What I loved most is that it centers a relationship with God. After hearing all these things, I knew this was the place for me. Early on I thought it would be a lot more expensive for me to come, however, it worked out perfectly, and that's when I said to myself, 'If it's working out so well I guess it’s meant to be.'”
Natasha McWilliams-Nasser is a sophomore studying communication