The truest measure of Cairn’s effectiveness and success is the impact that we have on our students. A college education should be a transformational experience. It should provide direction.
“The fact that Cairn is an accredited university for both Bible and elementary education was a huge plus when I was searching for colleges.”
Abbey Zondlo '13
"The classes and coursework here at Cairn are absolutely life changing. I have experienced tremendous personal growth from increasing my knowledge of the Word of God while being exposed to other great Christians in the process. We pray, encourage, and push each other to move closer to Jesus Christ. Ministry is about people and being able to have that class interaction has been a blessing. We are being equipped with the tools necessary for ministering to a world that needs us."
Brandon Watts '12
“The time it takes to play baseball has made me very intentional about how I spend my time at Cairn. It takes sacrifice to be committed to a team and really anything important in life. It has been awesome to be a part of a sports team that’s purpose is to glorify God.”
Caleb Reimer '12
“Our team motto in Softball this year was ‘one.’ This meant that we play as one (body), for an audience of one (God). If we are playing for Him, each questionable call or error seems less important if we did our best and competed well.”
Caroline DeHart '10
“I have been challenged to re-prioritize and to reorganize my time more wisely. The Degree Completion Program is forcing me to plan ahead, plan more carefully, and to use my resources in a way that will not only bless me but others as well."
Cheryl Hartman '12
“Cairn had everything I was looking for in a university. It was close to home and had an emphasis on both the academic and spiritual lives of the students. I was also especially drawn to its secondary ed. program and the fact that I could get a Master’s in Education in only 5 years and be able to take summer courses in Germany!”
Christine Moussa '12
“We have been very pleased with Sarah’s acclimation, the academic regimen, the opportunities for extra-curricular involvement, and the interaction that Sarah has had with her professors and other leaders in the school. We are extremely thankful that the Cairn teachers are encouraged to get involved in the lives of their students, even outside of the classroom, and we have witnessed this as being a tremendous blessing in our daughter’s life.”
Dave and Caren Cummings parents of Sarah Cummings '11
“For me Cairn truly is a home away from home. I’m from South Carolina and I only get to go home between semesters, so I am away from home for 3 to 4 months at a time. However that is not as much of a problem for me as I originally thought. Cairn is such an incredible place to learn that it has become my home and my heart really is at Cairn.”
Jacquie Waddell '14
I went to WWC my first year because I had heard great things and was excited to study the Bible in such a unique and exciting way. After WWC, I couldn’t help but come to Cairn and continue my studies with the great people I met there.
John Geating '10
“I’ve been involved with many activities at Cairn, and I have learned that life is not always about having fun, it’s about having balance. There is a time for having fun, but also a time for being serious. An individual needs both when they are serving Christ. The fun-side to keep an optimistic outlook on life yet the serious-side to keep the person humbled.”
Katie Beth Wilcke '13
“I’ve been very involved with the Culture and Arts Association here at Cairn. This organization in particular has benefited my University experience by expanding my worldview on interacting with other students of different backgrounds (culturally, spiritually, socially, emotionally) and carrying that particular experience to impact the rest of society.”
Mary-Bliz Balletros '11
“My Cairn experience gave me a greater understanding and appreciation for the diversity of people’s talents, which prepared me in the areas of planning, conflict resolution, and leadership training. I found the small class size in the Organizational Leadership program to be an advantage in growing relationships with the Cairn professors and students. The course work exposed me to new ways of evaluating and implementing changes in my professional life.”
Michael Bates '10
“Each class at Cairn provided a new challenge for me that I met to the best of my ability. Yes, it has been challenging, but it has also been rewarding to learn new information and connect it to other areas of my life.”
Paige Henley '10
“I walk a different path than most students because I want to learn so that not only my mind is affected. I want to learn so that Christ can work in and through me. I want to know more than facts…I want to know Christ.”
Rachel Brubaker '13
“Throughout my Cairn education I was impressed by the immediate practicality of the courses. In almost every class I took, the assignments of the course helped me to develop my teaching philosophy or skills in the high school classed I taught the following year. Sometimes the teacher asked me to develop a unit or series of lessons applying the course content in courses I was already teaching. This made a seamless transfer into my professional experience.”
Tim Boettcher '10