Ask a Counselor: Emily Jorgenson
West Texas & Colorado
My Faith Journey:
I grew up in a Lutheran Church in Colorado. When I was in high school, my faith was tested immensely when my mother was diagnosed with Congestive Heart Failure. During her illness, my family pulled together and then I learned about true community and faith. One of the biggest reasons I chose ACU was so that I can deepen my relationship with Christ in a safe place that I could ask real questions and have real conversations with peers and professors about faith. I strive to continue to deepen my faith with my husband and those around me through his college ministry and through my church.
Native to Colorado, I enjoy the great outdoors and being active. I often get lost in great books and try to convince others to read them. I enjoy spending as much time with my husband and my family as possible.
Spending time with my husband, family and friends, being outdoors, traveling, tennis, running, swimming, movies and food.
My Favorite College Memory:
Traveling the nation to perform Christian skits to high schoolers, prisoners and women at women's shelters with my ACU student-led group.
My Favorite Professor:
Dr. Joyce Haley because she genuinely cared about my understanding of her classes, also because she is hilarious.
My Favorite Food:
Anything from Chipolte
My Favorite Book:
My Favorite Movie:
The Breakfast Club
My Favorite Bible Verse:
If I were a fictional character, I'd be:
I would want to be Hermione Granger. She is confident, smart, loyal, and a great friend.
College Advice: What Should I Look For?:
It's important to know what you're looking for and to make sure your college will fit you. Find ways that you can plug-in to student groups or social clubs. The friends you will meet there will most likely be your best friends for life.
College Advice: If There Is One Thing You Should Not Pass Up in College:
Be yourself. College is a time of self-discovery. Be sure to try new things, take advantage of not quite being in the real world to discover who you really are!