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Kevin Mills (’16) came to Gardner-Webb University on a scholarship that rewarded his academic achievements. But during the Freshman University 111 class designed to help first-year students transition to college life, Biology Professor Dr. Tom Jones said something that caused Mills to rethink his priorities. “His advice was, ‘Don’t let your sole goal during college be keeping a 4.0. Take courses with professors who are challenging and who have reputations for being hard teachers.’” Mills shared.
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Office of University Communications, "GWU Honors Student Experiences Growth Through Challenging Academics" (2016). Gardner-Webb NewsCenter Archive. 937.