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ASK QUESTIONS. BUILD FAITH. BRING HOPE.

FREEDOM WITHIN A FRAMEWORK OF FAITH


FREEDOM TO ASK QUESTIONS


FREEDOM TO BUILD FAITH


FREEDOM WITHIN A FRAMEWORK OF FAITH Gordon College values freedom. Freedom to ask challenging questions, probe new ideas and discover your calling. This freedom is deeply rooted in our faith in Christ—and it comes with the responsibility to live with integrity, grow in wisdom, and love God and our neighbor. What awaits you at Gordon? It’s a community with a vision for excellence and a spirit of grace. Here, in this magnificent location, you will grow with friends and professors who have hearts eager to serve—and minds free to imagine new possibilities for hope. Read on and we’ll show you what we’re talking about . . .


Elementary and special education alumnus; pursuing a Ph.D. in special education at Pennsylvania State University

SAM SENNOTT ’04

MAKING VOICES HEARD

“THERE IS SO MUCH TO LEARN ABOUT HOW TO ASSIST PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES. THE FIELDS OF EDUCATION AND UNIVERSAL DESIGN ARE ENDLESS.”

Sam’s dream of giving voice to the voiceless began when, as a volunteer, he cared for babies with cerebral palsy and adults with developmental disabilities. A few years later Sam and a colleague created a communications application for the iPhone that can revolutionize the way autism, stroke, Down syndrome, cerebral palsy, and Lou Gehrig’s patients live.


Political studies alumnus; author of Deep Church, one of Christianity Today’s top books for 2009

JIM BELCHER ’87

DEEP CHURCH

Founder of Redeemer Presbyterian Church in Newport Beach, California, Jim believes there is a third way between traditional and emerging models of the church. He hopes his recent book, Deep Church, will play a part in bringing greater unity to the Body of Christ.


CASSIE FREYSCHLAG ’08

CHEMIST WITH A CONSCIENCE

Biblical and theological studies, and chemistry alumna

“AT GORDON I WAS ESTABLISHED FIRMLY IN MY FAITH BECAUSE I WAS GIVEN THE SUPPORT TO ASK QUESTIONS.”

Cassie is in her second year of a Ph.D. program in environmental chemistry at Harvard, on full scholarship. Recently Cassie and a team of researchers received a patent for a chemical process to cut carbon emissions in large-scale industrial processes. She hopes it will prove to be a substantial contribution to the effort to clean up industry.


KIM KURCZY ’08

THE PLAY’S THE THING What Kim learned from her professors—coupled with substantial time abroad—led to writing, producing and performing her own play, Mzungu Memoirs, based on her time in Africa. It was great preparation for what she’s doing now: developing and implementing a large-scale theatre program that spans six YMCA branches and affects hundreds of youth.

Theatre and English alumna; performing arts director at the YMCA of the North Shore, Beverly, Massachusetts


“OUR STUDENTS TAKE THEIR RESEARCH IN GREEN CHEMISTRY TO A NEW LEVEL AND ARE TEACHING OTHERS AT NATIONAL CONFERENCES.”

As a pioneer in green chemistry, Professor Irv Levy has coedited a book* on chemical processes that are beneficial for human health and the environment. When he’s not educating students at the Boston Museum of Science or organizing national conferences on green chemistry, you might find him with his students in our organic chemistry lab making clean biofuel from used vegetable oil. *Green Chemistry Education: Changing the Course of Chemistry (Oxford University Press, 2009)

IRV LEVY

GREEN MAN Professor of chemistry and computer science, chair of American Chemical Society’s Chemical Education Division, founding member of the Green Chemistry Education Network


Professor of economics and business

STEPHEN SMITH

IF BUSINESS IS YOUR TICKET, GORDON’S YOUR JET Dr. Stephen Smith is a Stanford-trained economist with a passion for the economics of global poverty. Besides leading study groups through China, Smith heads a department that prepares students for visionary leadership in business. After solid coursework and personalized internships, graduates offer creative and pragmatic contributions to organizations as varied as World Vision, GE, Americorps and Comcast.

“GORDON IS A SERIOUS INTELLECTUAL COMMUNITY THAT’S ALSO SERIOUSLY CHRISTIAN.”


MIA CHUNG

SHE PLAYS IN A THOUSAND PLACES Professor of music and artist-in-residence

Though her home base is Gordon—as artist-inresidence and professor of piano—Dr. Mia Chung’s audience spans the world, from Carnegie Hall to Korea, Thailand, Singapore, Tonga and the former Soviet Union. The New York Times has called her “dazzling”; students call her a professor who helps them connect the creative process with tradition and with the goodness and beauty of God.


MAJORS GORDON OFFERS 36 MAJORS AND 41 CONCENTRATIONS Accounting Art Art Education Design Drawing/Printmaking Painting Sculpture Biblical Studies Biblical Languages Jewish Studies Biology Biotechnology Environmental Studies Health Professions (Premedical) Marine Biology Business Administration International Business Chemistry Health Professions (Premedical) Christian Ministries Global Christianity (Missions) Juvenile Justice Ministries Outdoor Education Ministries Urban Ministries Youth Ministries Combined Languages

Communication Arts Computer Science Computer Information Systems Early Childhood Education* Economics Elementary Education* ESL Licensure Special Education Licensure English Language and Literature Creative Writing Finance French Francophone Studies German History Public History and Museum Studies International Affairs* Kinesiology Corporate Fitness Health Professions (Premedical) Physician’s Assistant Prenursing Prephysical Therapy Preoccupational Therapy

Linguistics Mathematics Middle School Education* ESL Licensure Special Education Licensure Music Music Education* Music Performance* Philosophy Physics 3–2 Engineering † Engineering Physics Computational Physics Political Studies Psychology Recreation and Leisure Studies Outdoor Education Sport Studies Secondary Education* ESL Licensure Special Education Licensure Social Work* Sociology Spanish Theatre Arts

Interdisciplinary and Preprofessional Minors American Studies Classics East Asian Studies Environmental Studies Gender Studies Health Professions (Premedical) Latin American Studies Neuroscience Nonprofit Organization Management Outdoor Education Peace and Conflict Transformation Prelaw Public History and Museum Studies Sport Studies

Departmental Honors Programs Accounting Biology Business Administration Chemistry Christian Ministries Combined Languages Computer Science Economics English Finance French German History International Affairs Kinesiology Mathematics Physics Political Studies Sociology Spanish

* Not available as a minor.

† Gordon College offers a 3–2 engineering program in partnership with the

Viterbi School of Engineering at the University of Southern California. The program includes tracks in aerospace and mechanical engineering; astronautical engineering; biomedical engineering; chemical engineering; civil and environmental engineering; computer engineering and computer science; electrical engineering; industrial and systems engineering.


FAST FACTS 3 MILES FROM OCEAN

WOODED ACRES ON CAMPUS

100%

FULL-TIME TENURED FACULTY WHO TEACH UNDERGRAD STUDENTS

202

INDEPENDENT STUDIES COMPLETED ONE-ON-ONE WITH A PROFESSOR

80,000

1,500

SQUARE FEET OF NEW SCIENCE CENTER

UNDERGRAD STUDENTS

40

ATHLETES NAMED TO THE ACADEMIC ALL-CONFERENCE TEAM

6 COMMUTER RAIL STOPS FROM BOSTON

70+

BEACHES NORTH OF BOSTON

HOURS SPENT BY STUDENTS IN MINISTRY AND SERVICE TO LOCAL COMMUNITIES LAST YEAR

FIGHTING SCOTS VARSITY SPORTS

25

MILES FROM

BOSTON

33 COUNTRIES VISITED FOR SERVICE AND MISSION TRIPS ANNUALLY

47% NATIONS REPRESENTED IN STUDENT BODY

STUDENTS INVOLVED IN OFF-CAMPUS/ STUDY ABROAD PROGRAMS

$14,000,000 AWARDED IN AID BASED ON NEED AND MERIT IN THE MOST RECENT ACADEMIC YEAR

ONE OF PETERSON’S “TOP 200 COLLEGES FOR SCIENCE” 13 RESIDENCE HALLS

7 ATHLETIC FACILITIES

3 CAFÉS

ONE OF THE PRINCETON REVIEW’S “BEST NORTHEASTERN COLLEGES”


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Gordon College Freshman/Sophomore Brochure 2012