“Ohana. Ohana means family. Family means nobody gets left behind” (Lilo, from Lilo and Stitch). Here at George Fox, University Ambassadors has been a family for Tracy Berg and me! We have been in this group for two years now and our group has only grown stronger.
The University Ambassadors are the face of George Fox. If you have ever taken a tour of the campus, then you know who we are. Our group gives tours, hosts students for chapels and lunches, and answers any questions you might have at our Friday @ Fox panel.
Beyond our weekly responsibilities, we spend time together on a weekly basis. Twice a year, we leave campus to go on a retreat for training and group bonding. This past month, we spent a weekend at Sunriver Resort in central Oregon. We started off the retreat with a late-night movie, and from there the adventures never stopped!
My favorite memory from this retreat was our mini jam-session Saturday night. While we were sitting around watching “March Madness,” some of us started playing guitar and singing. Eventually, everyone joined in, and we started adding harmonies and hand motions. It was so fun!
Tracy’s favorite part of the retreat was Saturday morning when she and two other girls got up to go running with our faculty leader, Nate McIntyre. While they were running, there was a clear blue sky, but it was snowing at the same time! They ran to the river, listened to the birds sing while the sun peeked over the mountains, and then ran back and got coffee in the Sunriver Village. She said it was so peaceful and relaxing, but she’s still trying to figure out how it was sunny and snowing at the same time!
Ambassadors has become a family-away-from-family for us.
Where will you find your family at George Fox University?