Alumni Testimonial (archived for historical purposes)

Alumni Story: Corey Hicks: Better Equipped to Serve the Inner City

Before Corey Hicks enrolled at City Vision University, he received a degree in Biblical Studies from the School of Urban Missions. He eventually heard from a friend about City Vision, and he was attracted to the college’s practicality and hands-on experience that was necessary for him to become an effective urban minister. He later graduated …

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Alumni Story: Allen Pickett: God Opens Doors Through City Vision Education

Office Manager, Kansas City Rescue Mission Though I had accepted Christ when I was a teenager, it was not until my mid-twenties that Christ became real to me and I began a serious effort to follow Christ. My Christian walk led me to Holmeswood Baptist Church where I soon became very involved in several different …

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Alumni Story: Jan Lagan: Building a New Mission on City Vision University Principles

When did you graduate?  I graduated from City Vision University in 2006, with a one-year certificate. How did you get interested in Rescue Ministry? We live in an area, 60 miles southwest of Little Rock, AK, with a population of about 90,000.  It’s an area, almost county-wide, that has a lot of unemployed, working poor, and many men living in …

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Alumni Story: Sarah Park: Transformed by Urban Ministry

Sarah Park graduated from City Vision University in 2010 with a degree in Addiction Studies. The knowledge and experience she gained from City Vision applies to her work today at Lemuel Shattuck Hospital, located in Boston, MA where she’s currently a Case Manager. Many of the hospital’s patients are from under-served populations, especially the homeless …

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Alumni Story: Shawna Fitz: Grateful for City Vision’ Real-Life Experiences

Shawna Fitz received a Certificate in Missions from City Vision University and graduated in 2009. Originally in the Addiction Studies program, she switched to Missions because it conveyed what she wanted to do – charitable work with Christ at the center. What she loves most about City Vision is the internship requirement. Not only do …

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Alumni Story: Bennie Caswell: From Addict to Counselor

Raised by a single mother in Detroit and the Bronx, Bennie Caswell had his share of trials. In the early ‘90s he lost his teenage daughter to asthma, and his ex-wife soon after to cancer. This brought him to severe depression and an addiction to cocaine, heroin, alcohol, and prescription drugs. It wasn’t until the …

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