Gordon College

Trip Start Sep 04, 2008
Trip End May 19, 2009

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Friday, March 20, 2009

I spent all day Thursday flying to Boston so I could visit Gordon College, and in short, it was well worth the trip.

I arrived in Boston around 7 Thursday night, and I waited around a couple of hours for my dad's flight to land. It was nice to see him again, and I really enjoyed getting to spend a few days catching up with him. We got a rental and drove up to Gordon, which is about 45 minutes from the airport. We showed up at the school around 10:30, and then creepily stalked throughout the campus in our stylish new Kia Sedona (which we were given a 10 percent discount just for driving... apparently most Bostonians aren't interested in renting mini-vans). Utterly failing at using the Maps feature on my dad's CrackBerry, we drove past the hotel exit, and then turned around, and then drove the long way around the shopping mall until we finally found the hotel.

Up at 6:30 AM EDT, which was 4:30 AM on my body clock = bad. Breakfast at Panera = good. Campus Tour = excellent: the school is absolutely gorgeous, inside and out. It's not to big and it's not too small. There are woods and ponds, grassy areas and trails, most of the academic buildings are quite nice, and the brand new science building is the BOMB DIGGITY! No lie, the engineering lab blew me away, not at all what I expected from a small Christian liberal arts college. I was able to spend some time with the head of Engineering, Dr. Lee, and he alone is almost a good enough reason to choose Gordon. He is incredibly smart, super interesting, considerate, thoughtful, and overall a really nice guy. I'm excited to be a part of the 3-2 engineering program, which is a little bit wierd for me because I've never really been excited about the actual engineering curriculum before. At the end of the scheduled visits and such, I felt a really good vibe from the school.

This just showed up in my inbox: I both believe that Gordon really is how they depict it here, and that I would really enjoy being a part of that kind of a school.

"We hope your A.J. Gordon Honors Day visit was an exciting and eventful adventure!

Now that you have experienced the many possibilities at Gordon, we hope you will consider bringing your sense of adventure to our campus. Be a part of a community that will help you make the most of your adventurous life: professors who truly care about your development as a scholar and Christian; friends who will listen, support and challenge; and an entire campus community that takes great joy in exploring new ideas, cultivating excellence and living together as the body of Christ."

Much Love,
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