Three Communications-Writing majors took on the task of producing the #WomenofCSU series on Clarks Summit University’s Facebook, Instagram and Twitter platforms. To coordinate with Women’s History Month in March, Heather Sagnor, Haley Seboe and Jessica Eddy brought their creative minds, organization, photography and writing skills to highlight some of the many women who have made great impact through CSU since the school’s founding.
Senior Heather Sagnor, student leader of the series, reflects, “My favorite part of this project was interviewing the nominees like Sherry Boykin, Joanna Arp and Carol King. Even though my job was to learn about them, and they could have simply given me answers and left it at that, they asked me questions about my life and encouraged me. It didn’t take long for me to understand why they were nominated for their godly influence! Even over the phone I could sense their love for the Lord and for His people. I would never have had the opportunity to speak with these women if not for this project.”
One of the women Haley Seboe interviewed was Ruth Trott, and the CSU senior was encouraged to hear about Trott’s years of service on the mission field. “She has such a burden and care for the CSU alumni and current students,” Seboe explains. “She even asked me what my plans were after graduation. I shared that I would like to use my communications degree on the mission field, and she was very encouraging to me and said she would pray for me by name. It is so neat to see the bond that CSU alumnni and students have, despite time and distance! I’m grateful for the legacy and example these women are leaving for me to follow in their footsteps.”
Sophomore Jessica Eddy says it was an honor to learn from the women she interviewed. “In light of society’s perspective on empowering women, I think it is important for young women to see examples of godly women who made a difference while still honoring the mandates of biblical womanhood. Showing young women how to live life in light of God’s design is the most important part of honoring women who have paved the way in faithful service.”
She continues, “Through this project, I have learned how important it is to be proactive in living out my faith every day and to impact those around me with His truth. As His daughter, my goal is to be further conformed to His image, so I must be willing to faithfully follow Him no matter which direction He leads. My service to Him will be my legacy.”
Search for #WomenofCSU on social media to read more about women who have made a lasting difference by serving the Lord through Clarks Summit University.
Please continue the feature by posting your own memories about the women who have influenced you; include the hashtag #WomenofCSU!