"The transition from high school to college was a drastic one to say the least. I went from a graduating class of twenty-four to over seven thousand freshmen. At West-Mont I knew everybody, but I didn’t know a single soul when I entered Virginia Tech. I also went from a private Christian academy to a secular polytechnic institute. However, these factors didn’t necessarily mean that it was a difficult transition.
"At West-Mont, I received a great Christian education that gave me a fantastic foundation for my spiritual walk with God. I knew that I would be able to move on from Christian education because I felt prepared to go out into the real world. When I visited Virginia Tech back in April of 2016, my mom and I both felt that God was telling me that I needed to go there. After my first week of school, I was already plugged into an amazing Christian ministry, Chi Alpha (XA), and a nearby church. I was also able to step out and share my beliefs with others. Even though I’ve only been at Tech for a few months, I feel as though my faith has already grown stronger. I am so incredibly grateful for my time at West-Mont and the foundation that I was able to build there, and I’m very excited to see where God takes me from here!"
Jane Eisenhauer is a 2005 West-Mont grad. She is currently a Systems Engineer at Raytheon where she is leading a radar algorithm design team. She graduated from Gordon College in 2009 and completed her Masters in Electrical and Computer Engineering Leadership in 2015 from Northeastern University. She was recently interviewed by Gordon and chatted about her decision-making process to pursue her graduate degree, healthy work-life balance, and what an average day looks like for someone who works in the missile-defense industry.
“I love talking to students about my experience, and inspiring the next round of young hopefuls beginning their journeys.”
Ben Scott, Class of 2017, took a 7-week cross country trip with his college roommate. Here he is at Arches National Park, Utah in his West-Mont gear!