Class of 2021: “Prepared in both content and practice of principles”

Elizabeth Buchanan says she will miss being surrounded by a godly community. (Photos provided)
April 15, 2021

Meet members of the Class of 2021 as they discuss their time at CIU and look to the future

Elizabeth Buchanan grew up in Waxhaw, North Carolina and is graduating with a Bachelor of Science in Bible, a Master of Arts in Teaching, and a minor in TESOL (Teaching English to Speaker of Other Languages).  

How has CIU prepared you for the future?

The professors that I've had are so knowledgeable in their fields. They have prepared me in both content and practice of principles I will need outside the classroom.  

What is your fondest memory of CIU?

Some of my fondest memories include hanging out with friends in the dorms, late night Cookout runs, and swing dancing on the top of a parking garage in Columbia. 

What has God taught you during your time at CIU?

That He is faithful even when we aren't (2 Timothy 2:13). He is always good, always present, and desires communion with us. 

What will you miss the most about CIU?

I will miss learning from all of the professors and being surrounded by a godly community. 

What are your future plans?

I will continue into my final year to earn my master's degree. I would love to go overseas and teach missionary kids at an international school. 

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