From the Students: Christian University at Gardner-Webb

Gardner-Webb's Christian foundation is important to students
in unique ways. Hear from current students about what it means to them.

Jonathon Rhyne, Freshman Marketing/Journalism

“I know that on my bad days, I am loved by a bunch of people who I don’t even know… Here, people do care about you, and they don’t even have to know your name.” (More)



Hannah Ray, Sophomore English

“Everything falls under that umbrella of 'Why are we doing this?' and a Christian University has the responsibility to do it because they’re trying to glorify God in all that they’re doing.” (More)


Jeremiah Hamby, Senior Psychology

“It’s more than going to Church on Sunday; it’s living in a community of Christian believers in everyday life and being intentional, being vulnerable with them, and the atmosphere at Gardner-Webb has really shown me that…” (More)


Caitlyn Brotherton, Senior ASL

“That’s what college is all about: figuring out what you want to do and who you want to be, and when everyone around you is pointing you towards Christ, it’s a lot easier to be focused on him.” (More)

Superintendent Grateful for Ongoing Support of GWU School of Education

Dr. Lory D. Morrow (’06) Honored for her Work in Davidson County, N.C.

Dr. Lory D. Morrow (’06)

Dr. Lory D. Morrow (’06)

“Dr. Doug Eury, Dr. David Shellman and Dr. Stephen Laws challenged and helped me grow personally and professionally throughout my journey at Gardner-Webb. They have continued to guide and mentor me as I have served in various educational leadership roles. I will always be grateful for their continued support and advice. These long-lasting relationships I have built with Gardner-Webb professors and fellow students—now colleagues—are one of the many reasons Gardner-Webb will always have a special place in my heart. I would not be where I am today without this ongoing support.”

Dr. Lory D. Morrow’s relationship with Gardner-Webb University did not end after she earned her Doctor of Education in School Leadership in 2006. As superintendent of Davidson County (N.C.) Schools, she values the continued support she receives from professors in the School of Education.

Morrow is the first female to serve as superintendent of Davidson County Schools. She was named the 2016 Regional Superintendent of the Year by the Piedmont Triad Education Consortium, nominated by fellow superintendents in the 16 school districts that make up the Piedmont Triad Region.

The programs at Gardner-Webb helped her become a better educator and reach her career goals. “The professors provide real school site experiences, ideas, actions and processes you can take back and implement in your school,” she asserted. “They challenged my thinking, exposed me to a variety of levels of research, and I had the opportunity to interact with highly-respected educators from across the state. The opportunity to build relationships with the faculty and fellow students helps you grow and prosper as an educator for the rest of your career.”