Couple Shares Waldorf Legacy of Learning

James Williams, of Nora Springs, Iowa, recently revisited the Waldorf College campus with his family for an open house event.

Williams, who graduated from Waldorf in 1995 with an associate in arts degree in secondary education, recalled some memories of the school.

“Where the library is at now used to be the art building where I took a sculpture class,” James said. “I enjoyed showing my family around and reliving some of my good memories.” He now works as an industrial maintenance mechanic at Armour Eckrick in Mason City, Iowa, and is an American Heart Association CPR/First Aid Instructor.

He is now joined in appreciating Waldorf by his wife Amy who is attending classes online.JimandAmy

Amy Williams is currently working towards her bachelor’s degree in psychology through Waldorf online and is set to graduate in spring 2015.
“There are similarities [among the residential and online programs] in the core courses and value placed on religion courses with an emphasis on helping your community,” James Williams said. “Waldorf was a community for me, by living on campus, and Waldorf for her is also a community, as she is able to interact with others online.”

Amy Williams hopes to one day work as a behavioral analyst and therapist, working with children who have autism spectrum disorder. She said she chose Waldorf online courses because of the lasting impact Waldorf has left on her husband and because of its Christian foundation.

“I have been challenged academically. I’ve made great friends and have had wonderful professors. I love that you can interact with people from all over the country, even deployed soldiers, all with a similar goal in mind – to learn,” she said. “I love that it is a Christian based college and I am able to connect my faith with my education.”

Author: Claire Stewart

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