When she came to William Penn University on a basketball scholarship from Independence, Missouri, Kinesiology major Lorena Reyes thought basketball was her ultimate passion in life. Once she was on campus in Oskaloosa, Iowa, she realized that the religion minor offered at the University had the potential to change her life.
“I came across the religion minor and chose to follow more of God’s purpose for me,” she says. “I couldn’t be any happier. I love WPU!” She currently holds a leadership role with Intervarsity and is Secretary for Team Christ, two prominent campus ministry groups at William Penn.
Now a senior, Lorena has enjoyed Greek life, social activities hosted by the Student Government Association (SGA), and the new sand volleyball courts located next to the George Daily Pavilion on campus. Cheering on Statesmen Athletics from the sidelines and watching each sport grow has been one of her favorite experiences, as well as the traditional “Toilet Paper Game” against WPU’s friendly sports rival Grand View University.