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Year: Junior

Major: Digital Media Arts

Hometown: Oklahoma City

Q: What led you to SAGU? 

Truthfully the summer going into my freshmen year of college I was planning on attending another college. I had interned at Oklahoma Youth Camps and felt the slow and steady tug of God calling me to SAGU. So, I applied at the beginning of July, got accepted the week after, and then moved in 3 weeks later! It was a whirlwind, but I wouldn’t have had it any other way!

Q: What have you been involved in on campus? 

I have been a part of both Stuco, SMA, and Residential Life. In Stuco I was secretary for the “Lions Roar.” I was a part of the event planning committee for SMA, and I was the first-floor women’s RA at Collins Hall for a year! I also helped choreograph for the SAGU drama and have been a student producer for the Lions in the Field web show.

Q: What aspects of campus life have you enjoyed the most? 

The community and friendships I have made are some of the most valuable relationships I have made in my life. I struggled with friendships growing up and constantly prayed to God to bring me friends. I feel like the Lord answered those prayers with the lifelong friendships I have created at SAGU. I have made friends who push me to be better, have fun, inspire me, and love the Lord with their whole hearts.

Q: How has your experience been with your major’s department?

My experience with the Digital Media Arts program has been nothing short of amazing! I have learned so much through classes with a unique hands-on learning approach. I have had opportunities to access high-end gear and technology, as well as off-campus learning experiences to truly simulate what a professional job would be like. This current year in my DMA course, my class and I are making a short film funded through the school! This is such a unique and wonderful opportunity to be able to make a real movie with professional actors and embark on each step of the filmmaking process. This is an opportunity I’m not sure I would’ve ever gotten anywhere else. There have been so many exciting and insightful classes, such as podcasting and broadcast and production, that make me excited about my future in Digital Media Arts!

Q: Have you had any professors who have positively influenced you during your time here? 

Professor Rob Price has been essential in my Digital Media Arts learning experience. He has given me opportunities to learn and grow and push me to be my best. Because of his honesty and guidance, I have seen tremendous growth in my personal media skillset. You can tell he has the best interest in all of his students’ success. I also have a dear relationship with Professor Beverly Robinson. I always know if I need to talk to someone about anything, she will always have her door open and give me sage wisdom and guidance that I cherish greatly.

Q: What drew you to your area of study? What professional aspirations and goals do you have for the future? 

I have always loved being creative and media. Whether movies, television, journalism, podcasting, etc, media has always piqued my interest. I didn’t know that I could realistically make a career in this field until I came to SAGU and learned how to do just that! With my new knowledge in producing and directing in both film and television, I would love to work as a producer or director in film and TV. Along with that, another true dream of mine is to write and direct a movie one day, and with what I’ve learned at SAGU I feel empowered to do that!

Q: How do you feel that your time at SAGU is preparing you for life after college? 

SAGU has been pivotal in setting up healthy behaviors and habits that will be essential in life after college. I have learned practical ways to be disciplined in my devotional time with the Lord. Also, I have become so much better at planning, organizing, and prioritizing different facets of my life including, school, social life, extracurricular, and faith.

Q: How has your faith impacted the way you view your education and in the personal goals you set for yourself? 

I truly believe the Lord has put specific dreams in my heart that are slowly becoming a reality because of my time at SAGU. I am motivated to pursue my calling and aspirations because I know that they are a part of my mission field and I can show the Lord’s kindness and love in any job I hold or thing I create! I feel emboldened to pursue the dreams the Lord has put on my heart because in his call there is always a purpose no matter what happens! Professor Nelson de Freitas had taught us in our Church in Ministry and Mission class that doing our work well honors God! That has motivated me to pursue excellence with every task I have been given and give my dreams my best!

Q: What advice would you give to incoming freshmen? 

The advice I would give incoming freshmen is to become comfortable with being uncomfortable. I grew and learned the most when taking that first step out of my comfort zone. I met my best friends by going to events and talking to people I didn’t know. And I grew the most in my relationship with the Lord when trusting his call, risking my comfort, and moving to a new state. Because of all that discomfort, I am the best version of myself yet, and through my relationship with the Lord, I hope to only get better.

Chloe Hawpe is receiving the training and support she needs to step into her God-given calling in Digital Media Arts. At SAGU, we believe that God has a specific calling for each and every one of us. Through our learning community, you’ll be equipped with the knowledge and real-world experience to foster your talents and pursue your purpose, just like Chloe! Click here to apply today!

About the University:

Southwestern Assemblies of God University (SAGU) is a private Christian university established in 1927 by P.C. Nelson. SAGU is currently in the process of becoming Nelson University. The University is located 30 minutes south of the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex in Waxahachie, Texas, and offers more than 70 associate, bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral degrees on campus or online. For more information, visit or by calling 1-888-YES-SAGU.

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