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Student Testimonials

Hear from leaders changing the world!

Being part of the “Regent family” is a lifelong identification, not just for a couple of years. What you experience here influences your professional and personal success down the road. Below you will find the stories of those who have seen doors open, lives changed and personal enrichment because they said “yes” to joining this family. See where your “yes” may take you!

“My friends and I feel like Regent chose us … it was clear that we were meant to be here, and we’re better for it. I tell others, ‘If you’re looking for something out of the ordinary, something authentic, something that gives evidence to God, I suggest Regent University.'”

Kristin Smith

B.A. in History, 2020
Next Generation Coordinator, Strong Tower Church

“I’m grateful to Regent for developing my leadership skills, which are an essential component to the technical knowledge needed for a career in my field.”

Maximiliano Gigli

B.S. in Cybersecurity, 2020
Administrative Business Partner, Google

“For anyone interested in developing the analytical skills required to make sense of complicated ideas, I encourage you to give Regent’s Honors College a look. The relationships, skills and knowledge you’ll gain through the discussion-based classes, and engaging assignments will benefit you in the years to come.”

Abigail Lindner

B.S. in Mathematics, 2022
Regent Honors Program student, junior

“Honors College classes are much more focused on discussion and working with others to solve a problem. My experience was different from school: Instead of reading other peoples’ data and writing a report on it, you’re forming your own data and then reporting that.”

Allison Hodgkins

B.S. in Mathematics, 2022
Graduate Student, Virginia Tech

“We are active-duty military, so finding an accredited, online university was important. With Regent, the transfer process was smooth, the curriculum is engaging, and I get to learn from professors who love God and teach with passion and expertise.”

Allie Bryant

B.S. in Marketing, 2021
Social Media Specialist

“Regent’s Military Resource Center introduced me to a network of mentors and went the extra mile to support me.”

Natasha Moore

B.S. in Criminal Justice, 2019; MPA, 2020
Navy Veteran

“The whole concept at Regent was, if you are pursuing administration in the public interest, you aren’t just doing it to be a bureaucrat, but to serve those around you. You have to be engaged and know what you believe when you go into it, to stand up for what you think is right.”

Andrew Owen

MPA, 2017
Deputy Treasurer, City of Suffolk

“Regent’s professors want you to succeed. They helped me land a key internship with a city emergency management office that is building my skills and my resume.”

Sonya Mills

MPA, 2018
Human Resources Administrative Specialist, U.S. Department of Justice

“The degree I obtained from Regent has helped me to offer different perspectives and approaches to problem-solving, team management and innovation — all through a biblical worldview. Utilizing courses and making them relevant in day-to-day functions has been extremely rewarding.”

Kelli Ragland

MBA, 2015
Director of Marketing, Langley Federal Credit Union

“I’m using what I learned at Regent to create solutions for companies that improve organizational culture and business outcomes.”

Jason Carthen

Ph.D. in Organizational Leadership, 2009
NFL linebacker, entrepreneur, motivational speaker, coach, radio host, best-selling author

“My Regent professors caused me to learn to think critically in a way I had never done. They forced me to think well, and at the root of writing well is thinking well.”

Charles Martin CAS ’22

Ph.D. in Communication, 2000
New York Times best-selling author

“When I came to the United States 11 years ago, I did not speak English. And now, look at me! I just graduated with a Doctor of Philosophy in Communication from Regent University. It has been a long journey and I am very proud of this accomplishment. I would like to thank God, my family, my professors, and my friends for their support and encouragement… For nothing is impossible with God.”

Paola Albarran

Ph.D. in Communication, 2020
News Anchor, Telemundo Armarillo; College Teacher, West Texas A&M University

“A lot of my academic background at Regent helped lay a foundation for my writing.”

Mark Batterson

D.Min., 2013
Lead Pastor of National Community Church in Washington, D.C.; New York Times Best-Selling Author

“Regent was the final yes to answering my call to ministry. My Regent M.Div. degree was exactly what I needed to equip people in ministry.”

Nina Anderson

M.Div., 2014
Pastor, The Well; Kingdom Strategist, Nina Anderson Ministries; Motivational Speaker; Assistant Pastor & Pastor of Family Ministries, New Life Church

“When I felt called to teaching after a career in the U.S. Navy, Regent University’s program bridged the gap and laid a solid, Christian-based path for me to follow.”

John Pienkowski, M.Ed.

Curriculum & Instruction, 2022
Teacher, Virginia Beach City Public Schools

“Regent’s professors challenged me to have deep conversations on how I could shape the world.”

Sharon I. Byrdsong

Ed.D., 2008
Superintendent of Schools, Norfolk Public Schools

“At Regent, I discovered that a big part of my calling is really around social justice and leveraging the market to do good. If God is leading students here, He will open the doors to meaningful roles where they are making a difference in people’s lives.”

Kyle Westaway

J.D., 2006
Lecturer, Harvard Law; Managing Partner, Westaway, Brooklyn, New York

“I learned all I could at Regent, because I knew God would eventually draw it all back out of me to use for someone else’s good.”

Sharla Mylar

J.D., 2017
Assistant Attorney General, Alaska Department of Law

“Earning my Regent degree was an important step toward the vision in my heart. The faculty acted not only as professors but also as counselors and prayer partners. They made it a rich experience.”

Kandi Puder

RN to B.S. in Nursing, 2020
Registered Nurse

“As a clinical nurse, I had maxed out a lot of things I could do professionally. This degree opens up new opportunities. I’m so grateful for the Christian leadership component Regent provides; I already see the benefits!”

Michelle Schindler

MSN, 2022
Registered Nurse, Certified (RNC); Veteran

“I choose Regent for its professional thoughtful and approach to education, but what shaped me was the mentoring faculty and my cohort experience.”

Chris Hull

Ph.D. in Counselor Education & Supervision, 2009
Head of Graduate Counseling, John Brown University; Former Chair, Board of Directors, CACREP

“Regent trained me really well as a clinician in getting the types of clinical experiences that I needed and in building relationships.”

Madison Simons

Psy.D. in Clinical Psychology, 2020
Staff Psychologist at Cleveland Clinic’s Digestive Disease and Surgery Institute

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