Rachel Boone, B.A. English ‘21
After visiting King's only once, I knew it was where I wanted to pursue my post-secondary studies. I knew I wanted to attend a university where I would have opportunities to meaningfully engage within the community, and King's has certainly fulfilled that. In my time as a student, I've been involved with the Honduras Water Project, residence events, on-campus clubs, small Bible studies, the student newspaper, and so much more.
"I feel incredibly blessed to have been taught not only the "facts" required within my degree, but perhaps more importantly, to adopt a posture of humility and an openness to learning that I will take with me far beyond the walls of King's."
I've always loved literature and writing, so studying English was the obvious choice! In addition, my English professors at King's are some of the best people I have ever met; not only are they incredibly knowledgeable in their fields, but they also continually model Christ-like compassion, humility, and care. I'm also incredibly thankful that I've had the opportunity to take many courses outside my discipline at King's — in many cases, these are courses I didn't think I was interested in but discovered a passion for.
While speaking with one of my English professors recently, I admitted that the more time I spend at King's, the more I realize how much there is that I don't know. Although I will be graduating this spring, I frequently feel overwhelmed with all there is left to learn and explore within the field of English. In response, my professor simply laughed and said, "That's how I know I'm doing my job right!" Throughout the past three and a half years of my English degree, I have not only learned about literature, communication, and writing, but I have been encouraged to ask foundational questions, such as: what can literature teach us about being human? How can we engage with texts in ways that honour our world, our neighbours, and ourselves? How does the study of literature fit within the Kingdom of God? I feel incredibly blessed to have been taught not only the "facts" required within my degree, but perhaps more importantly, to adopt a posture of humility and an openness to learning that I will take with me far beyond the walls of King's.