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Providence helped graduate learn to think critically, prepare for broadcasting career

Feb 5, 2018 | Alumni Stories, News

“Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you.” –Mathew 7:7

The list of courses and degrees offered at Providence has grown tremendously over the years. Since its humble beginnings as a Bible school in Winnipeg, Providence graduates now work towards occupations in business, psychology, music, counselling, communications…the list goes on.

The wonderful trait that continues to set Providence apart from other universities is the deeper understanding of the Word of God and how biblical theology merges with the university curriculum. Providence students can grow deeper in their spiritual lives and integrate spirituality into the pursuit of occupational goals.

Cody Buhler, a 2010 graduate of the Communications and Media program, entered Providence knowing exactly what he wanted as a career while also hungering to grow deeper in his relationship with God.

“I chose Providence,” says Cody, “because I wanted to go to a Bible school, but I also knew I wanted to get into media.” When asked what he remembers most about his time at Providence, Cody immediately responds, “Oh I loved Prov!” He recalls his most prominent memories: he and his friends painting themselves blue for sporting events, the men’s residence halls dividing into teams and going head-to-head in intramural sports, and the overall community aspect of Providence that welcomed everyone to be a part of the family. He says some of his most formative moments came from “simply spending time in dorm, talking with fellow students and attending chapels.”

Cody currently works as the morning host for CFRY 920 in Portage la Prairie MB and is the play-by-play announcer for the Manitoba Junior Hockey League’s Portage Terriers. He expresses his thankfulness for his degree from Providence because it gave him a broader understanding of the field beyond broadcasting.

“I learned to think more critically about other things like theatre, sociology and psychology,” he says, adding that his Business minor helped him understand why businesses function they way they do while teaching him how to plan presentations and put together strategic business plans. “That all has been super valuable for me,” he says.

Cody feels that incoming students should know that Providence won’t tell them what to believe, but will offer “different perspectives that will challenge and strengthen” their beliefs.