Morgan Helmendach Stone (Class of 2012) graduated from Clemson University in 2015 summa cum laude with a Bachelor of Arts in Communication Studies, minoring in Business Administration. Currently, Morgan owns and operates The Tutoring Center of Greenville, helping students K-12 in Reading, Math and Writing. She opened the doors in 2016 and still has the same level of passion and enthusiasm for helping children reach their full potential both academically and spiritually.

When asked about her opinion of a Christ-centered education, Morgan replied, “Words cannot express how grateful I am to have had a Christ-centered education. In fact, Dr. Maiocco and her amazing team absolutely changed my life by giving me the opportunity to learn about the Lord in an academic setting. At a time when I felt hopeless and burnt out in every way, the Lord led me straight to Dr. Maiocco and it was no coincidence as it positively shifted the trajectory of my life, giving me a new hope and drive. In my opinion, the opportunity to participate in this program was genuinely one of the biggest milestones I experienced in my life, helping to shape me both spiritually and academically into the woman I am today. I was able to take dual-enrollment courses, be challenged as I grew spiritually and (for the first time in my academic career) learn and retain content by removing myself from the traditional 40 hour school week. The program was so incredible that I ended up being able to skip a full year of high school and skip a year of college, graduating college at 20 years old. Having a Christian education not only challenged me as a scholar, but more importantly, it strengthened my walk with the Lord.”

Regarding Morgan’s relationship with The Lord, Morgan stated, “All the glory goes to Him. The Lord has given me SO many blessings and I am in consistent awe at the ways He continues to provide for my family and challenge me an individual.” And now these three remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love. -1 Corinthians 13:13

Morgan’s advice to students would be, “You are the active ingredient to your miracle. The Lord wants to do amazing things for you and through you, and that means you need to use the skills He has blessed you with to the very best of your abilities. Personally, I have to intentionally set aside time to purse Him every single day, refocusing my mind and self to be centered on Him so that I don’t overlook the amazing opportunities he has already put in my path and the ones still to come. Every day I strive to be an active follower, disciple, and leader.”