Bryan College-Dayton Reviews
It is with a heavy heart that I must give my beloved Alma Mater a 1 star rating. Bryan holds so many wonderful memories for me, including Chorale tours, serving on SGA, leading an orientation group, performing in Hilltop Players, playing intramural, studying, learning, making lifelong friendships and meeting my now husband. I was the Judson Rudd Testimony and Influence Award winner and a P.A. Boyd Award winner my senior year (which I say not to boast, but to give you a picture of how involved I was with so many aspects of the college). I spent time in professors' homes, served the community on MLK Service Days, and the list goes on. Bryan was my dream, my life, my happy memories. I wish I could say it is the same place as when I was there (2006-2010), but even while I was there, the foundations for the troubled state the college finds itself in now were being laid. Because of the prideful, narrow-minded, power-abusing, hateful and evil leadership that is now in place, countless faculty and staff have lost their jobs, programs have been cut, finances have been ruined, and the motto of the college, "Christ Above All", has been blatantly disregarded. Until the current president and board of trustees resign or leave, I cannot recommend this college to anyone. Not even my own daughter. It is not the same place it used to be -Christ centered, intellectually sound (by examining all sides and viewpoints to see that the Bible is the answer), Biblically solid, a warm community- but instead has turned into an institution who should just go ahead and change their motto to "Livesay above all". Livesay's way or the highway (job termination, for example, should you dare to speak the truth). God help us.
My professors at Bryan did not indoctrinate. They taught me to think for myself. I was free to disagree with them without reprisal, yet I was expected to provide objective support for my position. Professors always had an open-door policy. Each of my professors had earned their PhD or were "all but dissertation." The faculty and staff were committed Christians who truly lived out the Bryan motto: Christ Above All.