Meet Dylan Ash, a freshman business major from Milaca, Minnesota.
Why did you come to Dordt?
I grew up Christian Reformed, so I guess I always knew about Dordt. My mom came here, my grandma came here, a bunch of people I've known have come here before. I always told myself I wasn't going to come to Dordt, but then I toured it last January. I absolutely loved it--the whole atmosphere, it was the perfect size. I thought it was a perfect fit.
Is there anything that stuck out to you on your visit?
Before I toured, I was super nervous because it was January, almost February, and I didn't know where I was going to college. After I toured Dordt, I could relax. It was like I could take a deep breath because I knew that I was going to go there.
On my tour, I visited Dale Zevenbergen, instructor of business administration, with my parents. That was probably the first step towards tipping me over to Dordt. We talked about the business track and how well Dordt educate its business majors.
What are you enjoying about Dordt so far?
Everything, I guess. (Laughter.) I really like my schedule, I'm playing football and I really enjoy that. It's a great way to connect with a 100+ people. The food is good, my roommates are pretty chill.
Is there anything that stands out to you about Dordt's football program?
It's distinctively Christian. Dordt's football program is definitely glorifying God.
How do you feel that your professors have engaged you so far?
Oh boy, engagement. (Laughter.) Really well, actually. I've met with a few of them. They asked to schedule one-on-one appointments to get to know you a little better. I really appreciate that. That's the number one thing--they want to know your name, and you're not just a number.
Is there anything about Dordt that surprised you?
How many people go to chapel. At least half will go.
What would you say to a high school student looking at going to Dordt from your area?
I would say definitely visit if you're at all interested in Dordt.