Cars roll into parking lots as student workers direct freshmen and transfers to the right places. Students and their parents begin unpacking as roommates meet each other and RA’s make them feel welcome.
Each student chooses Corban for different reasons – the Christ-centered environment, sports scholarships, or the small student body.
Freshman Lisa Ross did a lot of praying before deciding to come to Corban. “I didn’t like Corban at first, but I felt called here,” Ross said.
As she prayed more, Ross felt like God was pushing her toward Corban, and she grew to like the school. She will be studying organizational/industrial psychology.
Like Ross, many of the freshmen and transfers who moved in on Friday felt called to Corban for different reasons.
Travelling from Tehachapi, California, Travis Carr is entering college knowing he wants to teach high school history.
“I liked how strongly [Corban] portrayed God as the focus, and I want to be able to grow in my faith,” Carr said.
Lathan Alger, who will be playing on the baseball team, likes the atmosphere of Corban compared to other schools he was looking at.
“I felt welcomed by my teammates,” Alger said. “I like that Corban is an organized, established four-year school. I didn’t want to be at a junior college.”
Steven Emerson, twin brother of Corban returner Ralph Emerson, loves the campus and “just knew it was the right place” after visiting classes and meeting many people around the school.
Steven will be a Biblical studies major, and he is excited to be with Ralph during his last two years of school.