Ode Bob-Echikwonye (Program of Study: Tourism )
After looking at many post-secondary schools online, Ode decided on Grenfell Campus to see Newfoundland’s breathtaking scenery first-hand. Ode has developed close relationships in the classrooms, saying “the professors are always there for me.” He’s also developed friendships with his classmates. These relationships have allowed him to excel in classes and in his off campus activities.
Tasha Butt (Program of Study: English )
Tasha uses the phrase ‘life changing’ to describe her experience at Grenfell Campus. “I’ve met so many welcoming people; I’ve learned how to be a better student and a better person.” She enjoys the diversity of classes . Tasha isn’t sure what path she’ll follow upon graduation. “I’ll make those plans when the time gets closer, for now I’m just going to enjoy studying at Grenfell”.
Grenfell Campus was a natural choice for Kyle who jumped at the chance to return to his home town of Corner Brook. Kyle says “the small campus is a beautiful place to flourish as a person and is a great place to learn and develop life skills.” We couldn’t agree more. He thrives in a classroom where knows his professors on a first name basis. Kyle is an activist, and volunteers with Occupy CB, the Social / Cultural Society, Poetry Slam, GCSU and Queer Caucus. In 2015, Kyle will graduate with a BA in social and cultural studies, and plans to pursue graduate studies.
Crystal Young, an environmental studies student with a strong interest in environmental policy, is very involved on campus. She is a GCSU councilor at large and has been elected as the GCSU VP External for the 2014-2015 academic year and the CFS-NL women’s’ representative. She is Grenfell Campus Rotaract chairperson, assistant co-ordinator of the Christian fellowship, and a member of the GCSU international student association caucus and the GCSU women’s caucus. One day Crystal hopes to work with municipalities and the government to create and develop sustainable cities and towns. She wants to make a difference in the world through sustainable management of the planet’s finite resources!
As an outdoor enthusiast and environmental aficionado, Kristen thrives on the landscape of Newfoundland. Being at Grenfell Campus has allowed Kristin to build lifelong relationships with other students and faculty saying “I hope to keep in contact with my professors long after I graduate as most of them have been a huge inspiration for me”.
Xiaoqi Zhu (Program of Study: Nursing )
For Xiaoqi, it was simple: “Being able to go to a well acclaimed university while not having a mountain of debt was a big thing.” . Being part of the tight knit community in the nursing program has allowed Xiaoqi to develop life long bonds with her classmates and supportive working relationships with her professors. Upon graduation, Xiaoqi plans to pursue graduate studies to keep up with the ever-changing field of healthcare.
For Zuri Memorial University is a family affair. After visiting her brother who is studying at the St. John’s Campus, Zuri decided that Newfoundland and Grenfell Campus was her next big adventure. When not in class Zuri is exploring the surrounding Corner Brook’s nooks and crannies with Grenfell’s diverse, supportive international student society.