That was the case for University of St. Francis (USF) visual arts alumna Anna Dankova.
When she was student at a local community college, Dankova had plans to transfer to a visual arts school in downtown Chicago. She was focused on being an artist. Then an event in her life made her realize she wanted something more, and she considered going to biblical school.
Dankova, of Shorewood, soon discovered she could have the best of both worlds at USF, so she transferred.
“It was a good choice for me to attend USF, and my experience has helped me put my life and faith in perspective,” said Dankova.
Dankova said the professors at USF as passionate about what they teach.
“The professors are trying to build the human person while they teach integrity and soul,” said Dankova. “They care not only about what they teach, but the people they teach as well.”
As a visual arts major, she enjoyed the intimacy of the program. Dankova said she also appreciated the other classes she’s taken at USF including theology. She said those classes helped her on a very personal level.
“I feel like I have gained so much from attending USF,” said Dankova. “I’ve benefitted from quality teaching from people who are available to help their students learn, but I feel like I’ve grown as a person from the overall experience.”