North Central College - Naperville, IL
Religious Studies major

As a religious studies major, “You think deeply about some really big issues of life, faith and worldview. I can think of no better place to do that than at North Central College,” says Lauren. “Even if you don’t have a religious tradition, the knowledge gained in this field is so diverse that the possibilities for its application are endless.”

A standout in academics and service, Lauren was chosen as Outstanding Major in Religious Studies, conducted research about the Native American nations and presented her findings at Rall Symposium for Undergraduate Research. She was involved with a music worship group performing at the College’s weekly Focus services, served as co-president of the United Methodist Student Organization and repaired homes for Habitat for Humanity.

Her studies exposed her to various theological perspectives, she says. “I can step into graduate school with confidence that I got a well-rounded education beyond my own faith tradition.”

Lauren was accepted to the master of divinity program at Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary.