Katie Craig: Liberal Studies/Education
, August 20, 2008
If busy people get more done, that could be the key to Katie Craig’s phenomenal productivity. She’s held a lot of jobs while a student at PUC, but none has been more demanding than that of her Campus Ministries position as World Missions Director.
It’s Katie’s pleasure to maintain contact with student missionaries (SMs) from PUC, organize care package and encouragement note parties, and recruit and interview future SMs and make sure they’re ready for whatever comes their way overseas. At present, she’s working with her friend, fellow liberal studies student Tiffany Anders, on the details of a new SM post that’s recently been approved by the General Conference—Camp Micronesia, a traveling summer camp program that will cover seven islands in the Guam-Micronesia conference, where Katie and Tiffany spent a year as SMs.
Though being World Missions Director is a big job, it’s not the only one Katie is holding down this year. She also works in Enrollment Services and the religion department, where last year she was named “Employee of the Year.” Though working 20 hours a week plus taking 18 credits and extra hours of required labs this quarter, Katie still cannot work enough to finance her studies at PUC. But she’s grateful that her loans will not be higher than they are—thanks to the scholarships she’s been given.
“The scholarships definitely help to lighten the load of loans,” says Katie, who looks forward to being an educator and doesn’t expect to have much spare income to repay loans. Among the scholarships Katie has been awarded are the Edmund C. Jaeger Scholarship, World Missions Scholarship, and PUC academic and leadership scholarships. “I know I’ve benefited a lot from scholarships. It makes us feel good that what we do is rewarded and that our loan burden can be lighter if we work hard.”