By Lonnie Wilkey
Editor, Baptist and Reflector
MARTIN — A college campus can be a frightening place for a first-time student.
Baptist Collegiate Ministry organizations can play a major role in helping incoming high school students adjust to college life, said Morgan Owen, BCM director at the University of Tennessee in Martin.
While some high school grads enter college with friends from hometown or church, many do not, Owen noted. BCMs provide incoming freshmen opportunities “to connect” with like-minded students, he said.
At UT-Martin, the BCM offers Survival, a four-day event for incoming students, freshmen and transfers.
The objective for Survival is to cultivate a faith-based community setting for incoming students as they make the adjustments to college, Owen said. [Read more…]