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You will thrive here in a Christ-centered, caring environment where faculty and staff encourage you to discover God’s plan for your life. A vibrant campus life unites students in close community as you build lifelong relationships and grow spiritually. Come find your place at SBU in Bolivar, MO!
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Savannah Garrison
"I came to Fall Preview Day and I loved it. I knew this is where God had asked me to be, and I just loved the Christian atmosphere and everything. So it made me so excited to be here."
Savannah Garrison
Nursing major from Springfield, Mo.

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