Student Interview: Jericho Schoof
This past week I had the opportunity to talk to United States Air Force veteran Jericho Schoof about why he chose to study at Grace College. During his time in the Air Force, Jericho served as a F-15 jet engine mechanic, and was station at Both Eglin AFB in Florida and Mountain Home AFB in Idaho. He now lives with his wife in Warsaw, Indiana, and is pursuing a degree in Spanish Education.
What drew you to Grace College?
I thought the small campus atmosphere with a Christian focus was the most appealing part of Grace College. I also liked the sense of community shared by both the faculty and student body. The overall curriculum and the opportunities to study abroad also interested me.
As a military student, what do you feel Grace College offers that another college doesn’t? And, do you feel that the Veteran’s Affairs Student Services Team is a benefit to you?As a military student, the veterans lounge is a big bonus that other campuses don’t offer. I like having the ability to converse with other veterans in our own area devoted to those who served. Since there are not a lot of veterans on campus, the Veteran’s Affairs Student Services Team gets to know each of us by name and are always available if we need any help or have any questions.
Do you feel that you have benefited from choosing to attend Grace College?
Yes, I have benefited from choosing Grace in multiple ways. First, I am able to pursue a degree in Spanish Education and Grace offers challenging classes that push me academically. Secondly, I am able to grow in my faith not only while I am in class, but also while I attend Chapel.
Would you recommend Grace College to another military veteran?
Yes, I would recommend Grace College to another veteran, because the small campus atmosphere and challenging curriculum is a great way to start your career outside the military.
Like Jericho, I feel that whether you are currently serving or have moved past your military career, Grace college is an excllent way for any veteran to kick-start a successful career. ”
Veteran’s Affairs Student Services Worker