December 13, 2012 – For Kim Penner, studying biblical and theological studies and history at CMU provided a solid foundation for her graduate studies. From CMU, Penner went on to earn her Master’s degree in Theological Studies at Conrad Grebel University College (University of Waterloo) and she is now working towards her Doctorate in Theology at Emmanuel College (University of Toronto).
“My CMU experience was rich both in academics and in community life,” says Penner. “I was very involved in residence life as a Resident Assistant and the chair of the Social Activities Committee.”
“From an academic perspective, CMU prepared me very well for my graduate studies. I really enjoyed doing biblical exegesis of scripture to discern the historical and theological context of a passage, and studying female characters in scripture in history. My time at CMU provided my foundation in good research and writing skills that will enable me to be successful.”
“I have especially appreciated the support and mentorship of the CMU faculty,” she says. “I look up to them and hope to join them as a fellow academic in the future.”