#myAUArchStory - Nadine Rios-Rivas

An experience that transformed my spiritual life was the Waldensian Tour with Professor Kathleen Demsky. Her humble spirit and Christ-like example have been a great influence on me. Her dedication and passion for the Waldensian people have affected many students for the past twenty years that she has led this tour. I was able to walk the on the Waldensian paths with my Architecture peers. Ashlen Zapara and I shared a song, on our way down a sunny slope, with a group of Italian women that were Waldensian descendants. My favorite watercolor was one that my friend Ryan Davis did of the Balsiglia. I was also blessed by the other guests that accompanied us. Andreas Luntungan, a now Theology Graduate, was able to share his perspective. We were blessed with a touching sermon from Elder Barry, from North Carolina. His friend Timothy W. Tron, an American Waldensian descendent, shared his personal testimony. By the end of the trip, we had become a family.  As a recent graduate, I have the vantage point of looking back. God has used this school and its leaders to bless my spiritual growth. I had countless memorable experiences at the School of Architecture and Interior Design. God blesses the Waldensian tour in a unique way every year. He knows what each “Waldensian family” needs.  I hope you will contact the School of Architecture and Interior design to join this life-changing spiritual journey during the Summer of 2018! Sign-Up NOW!    Nadine Rios-Rivas | 2017 Alumni | Kalamazoo, MI

An experience that transformed my spiritual life was the Waldensian Tour with Professor Kathleen Demsky. Her humble spirit and Christ-like example have been a great influence on me. Her dedication and passion for the Waldensian people have affected many students for the past twenty years that she has led this tour. I was able to walk the on the Waldensian paths with my Architecture peers. Ashlen Zapara and I shared a song, on our way down a sunny slope, with a group of Italian women that were Waldensian descendants. My favorite watercolor was one that my friend Ryan Davis did of the Balsiglia. I was also blessed by the other guests that accompanied us. Andreas Luntungan, a now Theology Graduate, was able to share his perspective. We were blessed with a touching sermon from Elder Barry, from North Carolina. His friend Timothy W. Tron, an American Waldensian descendent, shared his personal testimony. By the end of the trip, we had become a family.

As a recent graduate, I have the vantage point of looking back. God has used this school and its leaders to bless my spiritual growth. I had countless memorable experiences at the School of Architecture and Interior Design. God blesses the Waldensian tour in a unique way every year. He knows what each “Waldensian family” needs.

I hope you will contact the School of Architecture and Interior design to join this life-changing spiritual journey during the Summer of 2018! Sign-Up NOW!


Nadine Rios-Rivas | 2017 Alumni | Kalamazoo, MI

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