Creating balance as student athletes, embracing diversity, academic rigor and growth with Stan Vandierendonck – Podcast
Stan Vandierendonck is a shining example of the dedication and passion exhibited among many of Life University’s International students. Vandierendonck is from Belgium, and he sincerely enjoys the rich diversity of many of the soccer teams he has played on, having the privilege to play alongside people from all over the world and Life University (Life U) is no different. Vandierendonck currently serves on the Life U Men’s Soccer team as Captain and as a mid-fielder. He is currently completing a B.S in Interdisciplinary Studies, and he has previously received degrees as a B.S in Psychology and a B.S in Computer Information Systems and Technology (CIST).
Converting Passion for Sports and Athletics Into a Career Path, with Riley Dalrymple – Podcast
B.S in Exercise Student and Life University (Life U) Women’s Wrestler Riley Dalrymple discusses the recruitment process that led her to come to Life U as a student-athlete, as well as her opportunities to learn how to apply her interests in sports and athletics through her degree program, her favorite courses, as well as various work opportunities on and off campus to hone her skills.
Faces of LIFE: Jaime Gonzalez Mesa
Mesa came to Life University (Life U) from Valencia, Spain because of the flexibility in studies offered here at Life U, including the ability to complete a double major. He is a student-athlete on the soccer team and a RISE Award recipient.
Faces of LIFE: Peyton Prussin
Born and raised in Las Vegas, Peyton Prussin has lived the life of a determined student athlete for a long time, having competed in High School Girl’s Wrestling for Arbor View High School for four years.
Faces of LIFE- Brad Walker
D.C student, Former Olympic Track & Field Athlete (Pole Vault) and Current Coach “Chiropractic, Coaching and the Olympics” Brad Walker moved around a good bit growing up, but he considers Spokane, Washington home. Walker attended the University of Washington for his undergraduate degree, which is…
Faces of LIFE- Destinee Rivera
As a child, some might have mistaken Destinee Rivera for a fish for all the time she spent in the water and on the beach growing up in Richmond Hill, Georgia. Her respect and admiration for the natural world were apparent from early on, spending many afternoons on the waterfront and by the marsh watching aquatic wildlife in its natural state and taking in beautiful sunsets.
Faces of LIFE- Khyle Mingo
Khyle Mingo and his six siblings grew up in the coastal town of Milford, Connecticut. Mingo has the notable distinction of being the oldest boy, with only one sister older than him. His family lived in Connecticut until he was 16 before moving to Charleston, South Carolina. After high school, Mingo earned two bachelor’s degrees from Coastal Carolina University, one in Science and one in Public Health.
Faces of LIFE- Coach Tony Annan
Native of Newcastle, England, Coach Tony Annan lives in Columbia, South Carolina with his wife, Elizabeth; son, Jax; and daughter, Ella. He played college soccer at Life U as captain, where he earned his B.S in Nutrition and Dietetics in 1998.
“[My time at Life U] was in the years of Dr. Sid [Williams], who looked after and treated his athletes well. We were given multiple resources to do well. It was an excellent time, and we were very successful.
Faces of LIFE- Stan Vandierendonck
For a student-athlete, time management is critical in achieving personal, academic and athletic goals. Stan Vandierendonck, mid-fielder and captain for the Life U Men’s Soccer team, understands the delicate tightrope he must walk and appears confident to take on any challenges that life throws at him.
My 1st Quarter – Citlali Salas-Abrego
I am currently in my second quarter at Life U. In my first quarter, I would have to say attending the different activities that [Life U] offers made it memorable. I went to the Philosophy Night with a teammate of mine. It allowed me to see different things about Chiropractic that I hadn’t really thought about before.