Lucas Good 2015
One year into his Bluffton experience, Lucas Good has changed his mind about his initial career choice but not his college choice. The sophomore from Mohnton, Pa., says he came to the university because of its criminal justice program, which emphasizes restorative justice. Now, he's thinking that the criminal justice field may not be right for him.
“I really enjoyed my restorative justice classes” as a first-year student, he says. “The teachers were very good.”
The same was true in general with his first year, which “went very well,” he adds, calling the campus “a good atmosphere” where he made friends.
He is now considering possible new majors—maybe psychology or something ministry-related, he says, and potentially with a criminal justice minor—while also becoming more active outside the classroom.
A new, but familiar, role
Good will be an resident adviser this year in Ramseyer Hall, where he also lived last year. “I have a lot of friends who have been RAs and enjoyed it,” notes Good, who has been a counselor for several years at a Christian summer camp outside Ephrata, Pa.
“I’ve really enjoyed being a camp counselor, and this in some ways seemed comparable, and it seemed to be a way I could get involved on campus,” he explains.
After playing “a little” intramural volleyball last year, he would also like to join more intramurals this year, as well as getting active in Ultimate Frisbee and spiritual life groups such as SERVE which promotes opportunities for mission and service both on and off campus.
“There are a lot of different things you can do on campus,” Good points out, suggesting that prospective students pursue the possibilities as well.