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SBU Prospective Students SBU Student Ashley Pyeatt

Ashley Pyeatt

When Ashley Pyeatt, a Graphic Design major from Springfield, Mo., started her college search, she sought to connect in a Christian community. She found it at SBU.

“I love the community at SBU,” she said. “I enjoy being part of University Activities Council and being able to get cool events on campus and getting people involved. I get a satisfaction that people enjoy these things, like when good bands come, and it gets people excited about something other than school and about getting closer to the Lord. It gets people more involved.”

Ashley helps students connect through her leadership role in the UAC, which organizes student activities.

“I have made a difference by encouraging the community and being an encouraging part of the student body,” she said. “I really love the culture of SBU, all of the mission trips. It’s so unique. The community here is so great and people are so nice here. If you need help with anything, you can literally talk to anybody.

Wondering what to do off-campus? Ashley and her friends some ideas for that, too.

“We like to go thrifting or look at antique shops or we go to the square,” she said. “There’s so much to do. You can go out to eat. You can get involved in a church. You can make your own fun, or go to Springfield.”

In the classroom, Ashley said she benefits from small class sizes, as well as the integration of Christian faith in the classroom, one of the most important connections made in the SBU community.

“A lot of teachers will make connections with the Bible, even in non-Bible classes, such as science and government,” she said. “I enjoy getting to know my professors, even on a personal level.