As a student and student leader here at CMU, there is so much I could say about this place.
The community of learning fostered by profs who care about my success, small class sizes, and my time living in residence (which I cannot recommend highly enough), have given me more than I could have imagined. My education and faith are actively nurtured here.
But as a Christian, and a pre-veterinary student, the relationship between science and faith is always foremost in my mind.
At CMU, I have had the opportunity to study both of these subjects at the same time. From the mysteries of the world explored through physics, to studying the lives of microorganisms in microbiology, I have seen how far scientific research has come, and how much we have yet to discover.
That infinite potential for discovery, and the astounding intricacies found in even the simplest organisms reveals to me how great our Creator must be!
My desire to work with animals, and care for Creation comes from my faith. As I study the complexities of the natural world, whether biochemistry or physics, this reality becomes clearer.
At CMU, I’ve been able to study with profs to reconcile the tensions that lie between these two realms. Separating the two now, would be impossible.
I have lived on a farm my whole life, and have observed the lives of many creatures. Having worked with sheep, the illustrations in Scripture highlighting the relationship between sheep and their shepherd, have come to life.
Jesus calls us to follow Him. He calls us to know His voice, and to allow Him to guide our lives.
There is something about the nature of sheep—the way they listen, follow, and trust their shepherd —that exemplifies how I want to live my life.
There is a deep connection between faith and sciences; a connection that sheds light on big questions. Being able to learn from such a variety of different angles is a privilege. I know it’s preparing me for the future.
CMU is not the only place to try to unravel some of these mysteries, but I know that my life has been forever changed by this place.
Katy Neuman is entering her fourth year of pre-veterinary studies at CMU this fall.