Former GWU Student to Talk About Her Race Around the World

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Hannah Dagenhart Speaks on Faith, Travel, and Missions

BOILING SPRINGS, N.C. – The Dimensions program at Gardner-Webb welcomes Hannah Dagenhart, a 2011 graduate from the University who participated in the World Race, a journey to 11 countries in 11 months to serve God as well as those in need. The program will take place on Tuesday, Nov. 6 at 9:25 a.m. in the Lutz-Yelton Convocation Center’s Paul Porter Arena.

“Hannah was very involved in student ministries while enrolled at Gardner-Webb,” said Tracy Jessup, vice president for Christian Life and Service and senior minister at Gardner-Webb. “Her heart for sharing the love of Christ was both genuine and contagious. Her classmates and professors supported her and followed her blog as she participated in the World Race.”

The World Race calls on people to break the normal routines of their lives by making a difference in others’ by traveling to 11 countries in 11 months. According to World Race’s website,, participants have the chance to live within real and raw communities while fostering discipleship through and discovery in God. Dagenhart is part of “a generation of radicals whose heartbeat is to see a changed world.”

On her blog, Dagenhart wrote, “The World Race was an unforgettable adventure, but it is not the only adventure in my life. It’s a journey that pales in comparison with that of knowing Christ.” More information from her experience, including pictures, reflections, and more, can be found at

Gardner-Webb University’s Dimensions programs are free and open to the public. The goal of Dimensions is to enhance the spiritual, intellectual, and cultural life of the University and also to promote a sense of community. Dimensions programs are held on Tuesdays at 9:25 a.m. in the Lutz-Yelton Convocation Center (LYCC). More information is available at 704- 406-4277.

 Located in Boiling Springs, N.C., Gardner-Webb University blends a liberal arts core curriculum with more than 55 specialized major and minor programs, a comprehensive academic experience grounded in a Christian environment of service, leadership, and intellectual freedom.