“And even the very hairs of your head are all numbered. So don't be afraid; you are worth more than many sparrows.” Matthew 10:30-31
It is evident that God has taken great care to make each person unique. At Geneva College you will see a diverse range of individuals, so what makes Lambros Svingos different on campus? Lambros is one of the few students with a Greek background here at Geneva. His name actually means “Light of God.” Another interesting fact? Lambros’s middle name is Aristotle, which he inherited from his father.
Lambros is currently a junior studying sport management here at Geneva. “I'm enjoying my time here. I like my classes and all the professors but if I had to choose a favorite, I would have to go with Dr. Ken Hoffman,” says Lambros. “He has helped me grow a lot spiritually.”
Lambros is also very pleased with Geneva’s business department. He believes that Geneva College does a good job integrating Christianity into every aspect of life. “I'm enjoying studying sport management here. I love to communicate with people and I think I would make a fine businessman.”
From the start of his college search process, Lambros had his eyes set on Geneva. He wanted to attend a Christian institution that wasn't too far away from his hometown of Huntington, West Virginia. “Geneva has helped me become a well-rounded person and I have grown a lot in my faith. Through Geneva, the professors and students have helped me renew my faith in Christ,” says Lambros. “I personally believe that this college has helped me become mature in every aspect of my life. I look at my life and the world differently now, the way God wants us to.”
Lambros is also involved in the men’s basketball program at Geneva College. He plays center and has started since his freshmen year. He considers Coach Santarsiero to be his second dad, and his teammates as his brothers. “I like playing basketball for Geneva; how can you not? It’s the birthplace of college basketball!”
Even though Lambros has only two years left at Geneva, he hopes to make the best out of the time that remains. “I want to graduate with good grades and marry a wholesome girl in the future. My hope is that my education at Geneva will help me find a job as soon as I graduate. I know Geneva College has a great career development office so I'm not too worried. Overall, I'm glad I chose to attend Geneva because I don't think I would have grown this much at another place.”
- Ji Yun Bae '12
Geneva College’s Center for Urban Biblical Ministry (CUBM) in Pittsburgh educates urban students for effective service in their local communities.