Introducing Dakota Stott

July 22, 2020

Tony Campolo is known for pointing out that “The Church is God’s instrument for changing the world.” The Campolo Center was formed to support that vision by recruiting and financially supporting exceptional students who demonstrate the gifts of vocational Christian service.

But, even more than that, the Campolo Scholars program is a partnership between the scholar, their family and home church, and Eastern University. Upon admission to the program, our scholars are immediately connected to a network of colleagues and mentors who come alongside them for their journey. This includes you!

Your partnership – through prayer and financial support – is so important to each of our Scholars. With that in mind, we are excited to introduce Dakota, one of our newest students in the Campolo Center.

Meet Dakota Stott:

Dakota Stott is a Class of 2020 graduate of Guilderland High School in Upstate New York. When Tony and I interviewed her in April, we were impressed by her sense of humor, leadership qualities, and knowledge of and reflections on scripture.

Dakota comes from a family of church leaders — her parents are the youth ministers at McKownville United Methodist Church, where she also serves — and is eager to develop her leadership, pastoral and preaching gifts at Eastern with the Campolo Scholars. She will double major in Psychology and Youth Ministry and is called to pastoral ministry.

Thank you for your faithful prayers for Dakota and for all of our new and returning Campolo Scholars.

Dakota is sporting her brand new Eastern t-shirt after being accepted into Eastern University and the Campolo Scholars program.