Steven Stock '17 - Decidedly Unique
Monday, October 3, 2016

To Steven Stock í17, his future has everything to do with his faith. But it is the communal experience at Culver-Stockton College, he feels, will be paramount to his success in life. When describing the College in one word, he chose, ďonset.Ē Stock feels being at C-SC has been the start to so much for him.

Born and raised in Quincy, Ill., Stock was attracted to C-SC because of the many opportunities that the College could afford him. He is pursuing a BFA in graphic design with a minor in marketing. This summer he had the opportunity to intern with 10th Street Creative, the creative services department of Refreshment Services Pepsi, in Quincy, Ill. As an intern he gained experience designing and printing banners, billboards, signs and many other types of advertisements. This summerís internship also gave him the experience of designing a car wrap.

Stock is involved in many extra curricular activities on ďthe Hill,Ē such as Chi Alpha campus ministries, HOPE (Health Outreach Peer Educators) and Delta Upsilon Fraternity. He was also elected as the President of the Student Government Association for the 2016-2017 academic year. Stock is very active in his church, LifePoint Church, in Quincy, Ill.

Stock gives credence to the size of C-SC as a primary reason why it is special to him. ďAll the students and faculty get to know each other in a way you simply couldnít on a larger campus,Ē he said. He feels that itís a tight-knit community where everyone knows everyone, and in Stockís eyes it is an experience he thinks is decidedly unique.

The 12/3 academic calendar is why Stock chose Culver-Stockton College, as no other school offered anything similar, and he has taken full advantage of the opportunities associated with this program. He traveled to Ireland in fall of 2013 and Austria/Germany in spring of 2014, with Professor Patrick Hotle. Stock then traveled to London in fall of 2014 with Professor Deb Meyers and then returned in the spring of 2016 with Professor Tom Polett, also visiting Paris and Dublin.

Stock believes the College has given him a career advantage by engaging him to work as a team in the many organizations on campus that he has been able to take part in. Working in this team environment has taught him about interacting with others in situations outside of a classroom setting. His take-away from this opportunity is a realistic view of how to work with others. ďI have already taken this experience into the real world work environment,Ē Stock said.

Upon graduating in 2017, Stock is eager to begin his career. He says the possibility of pursuing a masters is not entirely out of his future plans. When asked where he will be in 10 years, Stock said, ďI know that as long as I am wherever God wants me, I will be fine.Ē