There are a few benefits to being at a private Lutheran School with a great science program. The classes are tough, the professors are great, and the program has shown me that we can use science to look at God’s creation, rather than against God’s creation.
Jacob Gosnell grew up in hospitals. “I was never really that sick, but both of my parents are doctors, so I spent a large chunk of my childhood in hospitals. Because of that, from a young age, my brothers and I were groomed to use the skills we have to do something big.”
Throughout the years, this desire to become a doctor stuck. The key was to find a college that made Jacob stand out, and Concordia was that place. “I came to Concordia because of the biochemistry major. It sets you apart from other biology majors and gives you something that stands out when you’re looking at medical school. It also requires you to take lots of interesting and unique classes.”
Concordia’s science program is not just unique because of its programs, but because of its background. “There are a few benefits to being at a private Lutheran School with a great science program. The classes are tough, the professors are great, and they have shown me that we can use science to look at God’s creation, rather than science being used against God’s creation. Learning that has really helped me to grow in my faith.”
Another aspect of life Jacob has grown in since college is his relationships. “I didn’t have too many friends in high school and I ended up starting college on the basketball team. That really changed things for me. We spent all our time with each other, so it kind of forced me to open up and grow out of my shyness.”
Halfway through his sophomore year, Jacob decided to leave the basketball team, in order to have more time to do other things. Despite this, Jacob has grown in the Concordia community in other ways. “I’m very thankful for the friendships I built while on the team, but that change gave me room for other things. This winter, I helped coach St. John’s boys basketball team and I’m part of the Luke Scholars program on campus. It’s kind of difficult to not be in community at Concordia. I mean, everybody talks about how everyone here is nice, and nobody lies.”