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Student Stories

Dordt exists to promote Christ-centered renewal in all areas of life. Learn how students and alumni are living it out with what they learned at Dordt.

Getting to the Heart of the Matter

Lucy Borkowski

Lucy Borkowski blends her passion for public health research, athletics, and faith to make a lasting impact in genetic health awareness and the university community, all while embracing personal growth and reflection in God's creation.

Lucy Borkowski

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Curveballs and Contemplation

Anthony Rodriguez Klinzing

Anthony Rodriguez Klinzing's time at Dordt has helped him to grow as a baseball player, as a budding academic, and as a Christian.

Anthony Rodriguez Klinzing

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Staying Balanced

Luke Wagner

The grind has been worth it: after Wagner was accepted to podiatry school at Des Moines University, the dean mentioned how much they value athletes. “He said they really like athletes because they are experts in time management,” he says. “So that was good to hear; all those hours running around were worth it.”

Luke Wagner

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Embracing ϳԹ

Georgia Lodewyk

“It seems like, if you go to a bigger school, you have to pick your one thing,” says Georgia Lodewyk. “But, since Dordt is a small university, I’ve been able to be involved in many different things.”

Georgia Lodewyk

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From Script to Screen in One Semester

Jonah Hofmeyer

Jonah Hofmeyer cultivated his passion for filmmaking through the Short Film Production course, where he directed the award-winning film "The Woodsman." Beyond the classroom, Hofmeyer has amped up his video production skills through work with the Gaming Guild and Dordt Media Network.

Jonah Hofmeyer

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A Gap Year Leads to Leap of Faith

Grace Winnes

“I had known for a long time that I loved working with people and that I loved being the hands and feet of Jesus,” she says. “Social work appealed to me. I wasn’t sure where to look, so I Googled ‘Christian college social work program.’” Dordt was in the search results.

Grace Winnes

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Turning Actuarial Opportunity into Success

Gabriel Garcia

Gabriel Garcia, a senior actuarial science major from Tegucigalpa, Honduras, would never have guessed that an email he received two years ago would have such a huge impact on his career trajectory.

Gabriel Garcia

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From Art Student to Assistant Curator

Yovica Alethia

Alethia works as the assistant curator for Dordt’s art collection. Associate Professor of Art & Design David Platter calls Alethia his “right hand in helping manage student workers, install exhibits, and pack art for shipping.”

Yovica Alethia

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Driving Change: Internship Tackles Human Trafficking

Ella De Jong

What started out as a three-month internship experience for Ella de Jong turned into a 10-month intensive where she not only put her business and public relations skills to work but helped further the cause of Truckers against Trafficking.

Ella De Jong

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See what Dordt students and alumni have been up to in Sioux Center and around the globe. Have a new story idea? Send us a message — we'd love to hear it.