2016 Lilly Scholar – Jordan Shuler

Jordan Shuler

Jordan Shuler
2016 Graduating Senior
Scottsburg High School
Attending Grace College to major in accounting and sports management

“This past semester has been a semester where a lot of change has happened and will happen because of it. I finished my final accounting class of college, even though I still have a year and a half left. Leaving my final accounting was tough because I had become close with a lot of the other people in my classes, and we do not see each other like we used to now. It was also my last class with my advisor and accounting professor, who does such a great job teaching and connecting with students. My last year and a half will be more focused on classes for my sports management major.

There are also a lot of changes for the good. I attended my school’s accounting job fair in September but did not get the results that I wanted. Fortunately, God has worked things out to allow me to have an internship this spring, while also still taking two classes. I also gained an internship for this upcoming summer because of the job fair. I will be working at a small CPA firm in Fort Wayne the next eight weeks, and am very excited to have my first opportunity to be in a public accounting environment. It is now getting to the point in my college career where I am starting to really look towards the future and what I am going to be doing after college. I am trying to just enjoy my time at Grace as much as possible before I have to leave.

I still love everything about Grace College. I live in a primarily freshman residence hall for the third year now, and am a small group leader on my floor for the second year in a row. I am also a captain of our school’s Ultimate Frisbee club team. I have really enjoyed that leadership opportunity to help our team take the next step forward in becoming a better program. Many of my close friends that I came into Grace with will be graduating after this spring semester, so I am really hoping to spend plenty of time with them before they graduate. This may be difficult with my busy schedule, but I am still very excited for this upcoming semester and the challenges and opportunities it will bring.”

© Scott County Community Foundation - Site Design by Adam Gibson.