Austina Jordan, Public Services Librarian and Chair of Freshman Seminar at Emmanuel College in Franklin Springs, Georgia
CCO staff, 2003-2007 (Kent State University and Ohio Dominican University)
I really can’t imagine life without the CCO’s influence. I continue to draw on the things I learned as student and staff member. It shapes the way I talk to students, it makes me a better librarian, a better wife and a better step-mom. I attended a Christian college, I grew up in a Christian family, and faith has always been a central part of who I am. My CCO years allowed me to continue to grow into my faith and it really began to take shape in very tangible ways.
I have worked to carry the core values of the CCO into my work in academics. Those five values help me to see students and coworkers in a light that really can only come from my Savior. I am wrapping up my third year here at Emmanuel College, and my first year of marriage. I am really beginning to see how God is using this place to shape and transform me. I am continually surprised at how God allows me to be involved in the lives of college students.