Stephanie Copenhaver is a graphic design major with a marketing minor from Issaquah, Washington. She chose this major after discovering a love of taking her photography and creating personalized cards for people. She enjoys this because it’s a way of “giving people a visible reminder that someone cares for them and is praying for them even if it was anonymous.”
While here on campus, Stephanie has been a life-group leader and treasurer of the Art Club, and she is currently on the Brick House team serving Bricks and putting together social media. Additionally, Stephanie went on the 2014 Haiti Missions trip. She has also held three on-campus jobs relating to her major: she designed for the Oasis for three years, was the Photo Lab Monitor for three years, and is currently the designer for "The Crusader."
Stephanie says she is very passionate about “nature photography, taking care of those around me, and finding the beauty in everything!” After graduation, besides spending time with her nieces as much as possible, she plans to take her puppy and her camera and explore new trails, parks, and basically anything else in the outdoors. Being a realist, she says that her goals also include “ideally working full time, but I’ve come to the understanding that I am not meant to know where that is quite yet.”
Stephanie is also quite the dreamer, and in five years she sees herself as having helped decorate the White House for Christmas. After, her plan is to have “held a monkey and become an interior designer for Genevieve Gorder, because she is still as fabulous of a designer as she was on Trading Spaces!”
This highlight was written for an issue of our student newspaper, "The Crusader." To read this and other issues from the past year, visit "The Crusader" Facebook page→
photo credit: Austin Thomas