James Dudt, '07

B.S. in Mechanical Engineering

How big of a role did the affordability of Grove City College play in your college decision making process?
When I started thinking about college, the cost wasn’t on my radar. Once I started to understand the cost of a degree, Grove City College really stood out.

How was your faith strengthened and perhaps even challenged during your time here?
The College opened my eyes more fully to the reformed faith, but also exposed me to the breadth of orthodoxy. I think this was healthy and caused me to think about why I believed what I did.

What are some of the ways that professors ensure that students not only receive information but truly learn and understand how to apply that information?
The professors are here to teach and they care that you learn – they aren’t there to focus on their own personal projects. I remember a professor calling me in my dorm room – back when dorm rooms had phones – to congratulate me on my greatly improved test score.

What is your favorite aspect of Grove City College?
The alumni bond is awesome. Both for hiring employees and connecting across industries, Grove City College is rich in talent and relationships.

And can you describe some of your own personal experiences in these campus activities?
Greek life was very formative – there was the obvious bond of friendship and living on the same hall. But there’s also the aspect of leading a fraternal organization where you have to settle your own disputes, govern among yourselves, and treat each other with respect.

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