Student Stories

Check out what three of our students have to say about their Concordia University Texas experience!

 

 

 

AJ Vega

Major:  Director of Christian Education

Hometown:  Dix Hills, NY

Why I chose CTX: I wanted to become a DCE major, and when I visited Concordia University Texas, I absolutely fell in love with the place and it felt right for me. I felt that God has called me here for a great reason and for an even better future.

Favorite thing about Austin: The food!!!

 

 

Emilie Finke

Major: Director of Christian Education, specialization in Youth Ministry

Hometown: League City, TX

Why I chose CTX: I wanted to be a DCE and I didn't want to be ridiculously far from home. I also love Austin.

Favorite thing about Austin: the awesome people, the infinite amount of coffee shops, all the music, and the general vibe of the city.  :)

 

 

April O'Bryan

Major: Biology

Hometown: Copperas Cove, TX

Why I chose CTX: CTX is close to home, has an amazing biology program, and the campus is gorgeous. It feels more like summer camp than school.

Favorite thing about Austin: The fun, artistic atmosphere and the endless number of things to do.

Emily Gonzales
Emily Gonzales
Sophomore, Pre-Nursing

I love that we are in such a convenient location. Lake Travis and downtown Austin are not that far from campus, so there is a little bit of everything to do.

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Emily Gonzales

Emily Gonzales


Sophomore, Pre-Nursing

My hometown is Sugar Land, TX.
The highlight of my time at CTX is definitely meeting new people. I was a little nervous about meeting my roommate, but after living with her for a couple weeks, we noticed that we are very similar. I love being part of a Christian university because it allows me to meet people that believe in the same religious beliefs as I do. I have met so many people that share the same values as I do and I don’t believe I would have had this chance at any other university.
I think CTX is unique because of the campus. I love that we are in such a convenient location. Lake Travis and downtown Austin are not that far from campus, so there is a little bit of everything to do. the interpersonal relationships that students form with professors. The faculty and staff genuinely care about you as a person.
The professor that impacted me the most is everyone! I can’t say that just one professor has impacted me the most. Each professor I have had has made such an impact on my life. Each one has taken time out to help me in class and outside of class as well. Each professor has made it their responsibility to make sure that I understand all the material taught in class. They all take the time out of their busy schedule to make sure that I succeed, and I feel very blessed to be apart of such a caring University.
My advice to incoming pre-nursing students is to take everything a semester at a time. I would say that if they look at all the courses they will have to take, there is a high chance they might overwhelm themselves. Plan out which courses they will take during each semester and then start from there. Study hard and give it your all!
The professors, faculty and my peers constantly remind me that God is always there for all of us. Being a part of Concordia helps me remind myself as well as others that we can be open about our faith and we should spread the word for our Lord and Savior. There is such a positive attitude shared all across campus and that helps me be positive and be a better person and a Christian Leader.

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