February 2020 – Undergraduate

Brittanie Hames

Hillsboro, OH
Emmonak Village
Wells Fargo Undergraduate

Appalachian Bible College
Double Major in theology, Bible, Youth and Family Services
GPA 3.98

Community Service

  • Summer of 2013 and 2014 – one week each summer served in helping run a junior camp
  • Summer of 2015 and 2016 – Cool Kids Ministries Intern for five and six weeks respectively
  • Summer of 2017 – worked as afternoon/assistant teacher for toddlers at a learning center
  • Studied American Sign Language and used it in church song specials
  • 7-12th grade helped in various classes for ages 0-16 at church on Sundays and Wednesdays
  • 7-12th grade volunteered in church office
  • 7-12th grade did church PowerPoint and continuing whenever home on break to do so
  • Summer of 2018 – Counseled at Alpine Bible Camp
  • Fall of 2018 – served in junior church once a month
  • Spring of 2019 – mentored at a local elementary school twice a week
  • 2017-2019 – represented my college as a volleyball player and look forward to doing so senior year as well
  • Summer of 2019 – worked in my church office, helped plan curriculum, a Vacation Bible School, etc.
  • 2017-2018 – received a scholar team award for volleyball, and may for 2019 as well
  • Made Dean’s list first semester as a freshman and have made President’s list every following semester

Bio

I consider myself blessed to have experienced life in several places. I have lived in Anchorage, Bethel, Sterling, and the North Pole, Alaska as well as Hillsboro, Ohio, and currently attend school in Beckley, West Virginia. Because of this, I have been able to view life through different lenses than many people. I grew up in Alaska and saw firsthand the hardiness and durability that my people, Yupik Eskimo, have had to survive the weather and cultural differences that have permeated the area. Living in Ohio and West Virginia, many are farmers and coal miners and there is not as much of a native influence, which makes me proud to be living in these areas and seeking a college education. Yet through all the differences, each culture has, I can make this statement assuredly: fundamentally, people are people. In every culture, people desire to be loved and to know that they matter. It is because of this that I am studying and maintaining a 3.9 cumulative GPA in a double major in Bible and Theology and Youth and Family Ministries with a concentration in Biblical Counseling. I seek to let people, specifically children and their families, know that they are loved unwaveringly. I am a junior and have experienced many opportunities to serve others. While I am not certain where specifically I wish to serve upon graduation, I have received two job offers already and am keeping my mind open to the Lord’s leading. I am thankful for the opportunities God and AIGC have given me to pursue a life of service. AIGC has empowered me to study and serve without fear of dropping out of school due to a lack of money. I am proud to represent this foundation by studying and serving in diligence, honor, and commitment to God and others. People change people and this scholarship aids my ability to effectively do so.