Trevecca online student Danai Chinoda started college right out of high school, but didn’t complete his degree. Back in Nashville, he was working in the healthcare field when he was called into the ministry. “All the pieces of my life were coming together, except I did not have any formal education,” he said. That’s when he found Trevecca, a Christian school that supported his faith and values while offering the education he needed in a format that fit his busy schedule.

Chinoda shared his thoughts on online education:

“Being a husband, father, full-time employee, and minister it was important for me to find a school that would fit my busy schedule. I had never taken online courses before, but I soon learned how beneficial it was to attend a school that offered that option. The online learning experience has been challenging as well as valuable. The online system is user friendly and provides a cyber-classroom atmosphere.

The professors assign assignments and engage in discussions with students. There is a heavy volume of required reading which leaves you with a wealth of information that you can apply not only in class but in your career. [Online education] meets the needs of those who desire to receive higher education but face challenges. It allows people who have busy careers, limited funds, or live in remote locations the opportunity to receive higher education at their own pace. This experience has been rewarding, and I look forward to sharing my testimony with others that they may follow similar footsteps as they advance their education.”

Chinoda will graduate with his bachelor’s degree in Christian ministry this spring.