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Calvin College is committed to shaping the hearts and minds of young people, creating skilled and visionary leaders. As one of the largest Christian colleges in North America, Calvin has been highly recognized as a center for liberal arts teaching and scholarship since 1876. Calvin is committed to academic excellence while remaining distinctively Christian, equipping students with knowledge, skills, and virtues to help them impact culture in a relevant, ever-reforming way.
Calvin’s global impact is reflected in its mission statement: Through our learning, we seek to be agents of renewal in the academy, church, and society. We pledge fidelity to Jesus Christ, offering our hearts and lives to do God’s work in God’s world.
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- Each year, more than 3,800 students from around the world come to campus in Grand Rapids, Michigan to pursue a Christ-centered liberal arts education
- More than 60,000 alumni are applying their Calvin education to promote the flourishing of every square inch of creation
- All ministry shares are used for tuition grants for CRC students
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Smart Ideas Sprout a Useful Herb
Ashley Luse, a 22-year-old honors business/economics student at Calvin College, took her education and entrepreneurial spirit to Africa. There she worked with World Renew (formerly the Christian Reformed World Relief Committee) to study the market for amaranth, a high-protein herb that thrives in harsh growing conditions — a potential cash crop for Ugandan farmers. She spent two weeks meeting people and assessing how to create a market for amaranth that could generate income for local farmers and create a food source to fight malnutrition.
“It seemed like everyone I met was involved in some sort of micro-business,” noted Ashley. But she also saw something more than commerce at work: “There’s a spirit in Africa; the people are spiritual and passionate about life. I was able to take a bit of that home with me.”