Tyndale 125 Q+A: Jaclyn Caldwell
Friday, May 10, 2019
What is your role at Tyndale? How long have you been working here?
My role at Tyndale has been an Undergraduate Admissions Counselor for the past year and half.
What lead you to Tyndale?
As an Alumni of Tyndale, I knew I wanted to be able to give others the opportunity to experience something similar to what I did when I was a student 6 years ago. In this specific role, I am really able to play a part in that, which I greatly enjoy.
What is your favourite thing about working here?
One of my favorite things about working here is being able to give students the opportunity of experiencing what Tyndale has to offer holistically. But I also thoroughly enjoy the time spent with the faculty and staff. The deep sense of community spills into every faucet of Tyndale; from student life to those supporting the foundations of this institution.
What sets Tyndale students apart?
Tyndale students are set apart in how they are able to think about the world around them. They have been given the space here, as a student, to ponder the vastness of questions and uncertainties in their lives and the lives of those around them. I find they become courageous enough to ask the tough questions to brothers and sisters in an introspective manner. This is a unique attribute to young people around the world.
What are Tyndale alumni doing around the world?
Tyndale Alumni are pursuing social justice by practicing Law, serving the Church in endless capacities, counselling those in need across many communities, and challenging current worldviews around the globe through Philosophy. I have the privilege of knowing my fellow graduates who have been doing great and mighty things for the Kingdom of God in the past 6 years, and hear of Alumni who have been on a similar glorious journey for many years. In each reflection, I see how God radiates in the most unique ways as Alumni are open to being used for His splendor.
Why is Christian Higher Education important?
Christian Higher Education is important for students to see how God, in all that He is and encompasses, is intermingled within every facet of our lives, including education and, ultimately, careers. Students are able to see how their worldview is developed through the eyes of God. This does not only change how they are able view their vocation, but it also changes how they approach life as a loved creation of our Almighty Father. They are then able to step out in faith, courage, strength, love, commitment, and zeal, having pursued truth and learning in preparing for their profession, all for the glory of God.
What does 125 years of Tyndale history mean to you?
To me, 125 years of Tyndale history means faithfulness and steadfastness to God’s will in the pursuit of truth and knowledge for student’s sake, in preparing for both this world and for the eternal life to come. This history reveals the great depth of desire that has set in many hearts over 125 years, to know God personally and pursue after Him in all our ways. This institution has had the privilege of being a place chosen by students to do this time and time again.
About Jaclyn Caldwell
My name is Jaclyn Caldwell and I work as an Undergraduate Admissions Counsellor at Tyndale. I currently live in Mississauga and recently got married to my wonderful husband in April 2018. I am an Alumni of Tyndale, graduating with a BA in Human Services, Social Service Work in 2013 and have a Post-Graduate Certificate in Global Business Management from Humber College. I enjoy reading and photography in my spare time, and have been volunteering to help fight against human trafficking in Ontario and assisting survivors for the past 7 years.