Mitchell BowserSenior Admissions Counselor
If I Were a CU Student ... I would take advantage of the unique way Cedarville allows students to embrace the community with other believers. During my time as a Cedarville student, I was able to truly experience a Christian community in which the goal is to point one another toward Christ and build each other up. Whether it is through your residence hall, your major, or a student org, there are so many ways to get connected and build lifelong friendships. I was on a HeartSong team for three years, and I wouldn’t trade the friendships made during that time for anything. I would also encourage you to find a church in the area and use your unique gifting to serve the local body of believers. And finally, one of my biggest pieces of advice is to get to know your professors — they are the best, and I can guarantee they want to know you and help you however they can!
What is the best restaurant in the area? You can never go wrong with Colonial Pizza in the town of Cedarville! I also love Cracker Barrel’s French toast (for a more local option, Historic Clifton Mill has great breakfast options, and it’s less than five minutes from Cedarville!). For coffee, Pettibone in Dayton is a fantastic study spot — I would recommend the iced vanilla latte!
What sets Cedarville apart from other colleges and universities? Cedarville’s motto is “for the Word of God and the Testimony of Jesus Christ.” I promise this isn’t just a catchy statement; Cedarville has truly built itself upon the Bible and the life of Christ, and this is evident in every aspect of the school. We have chapel every weekday at 10 a.m., and it is such a joy to sing with thousands of believers and hear true and captivating biblical teaching from the University president, Cedarville faculty, students, and gifted teachers from all around the globe. It is also so encouraging to encounter a strong biblical worldview in each classroom. I have had professors ask about my life at the beginning of the semester, and then multiple times a semester they would tell me they had been specifically praying for me. Cedarville has such a special atmosphere!
Hometown? I grew up in Moses Lake, Washington, and my family moved to Chambersburg, Pennsylvania when I was a sophomore in high school.
Degree? B.A. in Worship with a minor in Bible.
Best place to visit around Cedarville? A great thing about Cedarville is that there are so many hidden gems in the area, and I’m sure anybody from around here could give a long list of places to spend time. With Columbus, Cincinnati, and Dayton all relatively close, a great park, restaurant, or coffee shop is within reach. The Greene in Beavercreek is a favorite spot to shop or eat, and Easton in Columbus has just about any store or restaurant you could think of. Also, Kings Island is an amazing amusement park, and it takes less than an hour to drive there.
Bucket list item? Growing up, my family instilled in me a love for America’s National Parks, and a goal is to visit every single one of them. So far I have been to over 15!