Student Profile



  • Home: Brighton, Michigan
  • Major: Business Management

Franciscan University has become a family tradition. My parents met here back in the 1980s. Growing up, although my parents never pressured me about going to Franciscan, I knew they would like it if I went here. Still, I wasn’t sure it was the school for me. I wanted to explore all my options.

The more I looked at other schools, the more I realized that there was no other school that could match Franciscan when it came to overall Catholic identity. Needless to say, my mom and dad were happy with my decision.

Even having grown up knowing so much about Franciscan, however, there have been some surprises since I arrived. For starters, I didn’t realize that the student body was so geographically diverse. This isn’t a “Midwestern school.” There are students from all 50 states and countries around the world.

The people here are a part of what makes Franciscan a great community. The students, faculty, and staff—for as different as everyone is—share the common goal of living the Catholic faith, and your friends really hold you accountable. You don’t have to go it alone.

As for the classes, they are challenging. But they also broaden your horizons. My professors do a terrific job of making what we’re learning concrete and practical. They show us how what’s in the books relates to what’s going on in the world all around us and to the way we live our Catholic faith. Those are lessons you can’t find just anywhere.

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