Chris Van Dam
Scholarships I Received
- Iowa Challenges Scholarship
- Academic Scholarship
- Football Scholarship
Favorite Spot On Campus
My dorm couch by my Xbox.
Civil War and Reconstruction with Dr. Paul Fessler
A Concept That Blew My Mind
The discovery of transiting exoplanets in Dr. Allen's astronomy class.
Cool Things I Did At Dordt
Football, LAX, SPICE semester in the Netherlands, worked in almost every building at Dordt (bookstore, print shop, maintenance, professor's aide.)
Obstacles I've Overcome
Working three jobs while attending Dordt to pay for my own education.
Who I Was When I Came To Dordt
Positive about the future, ready to take on as many classes as possible, curious.
How Dordt Impacted Me
Dr. Fessler pointed me to the Bush School of Government at Texas A&M, where I met my wife, got my Master's Degree in International Affairs, and was led to my job in D.C.
Where I Am Now
The Department of Defense.
What I Would Tell Prospective Students
Stay curious, set goals, work hard.
How Dordt Helped Me Do More
Without Dr. Fessler I would not have achieved what I have in my life, nor would I be where I am.